- Continuing Education course by CDC and the Joint Commission: “Strategies for Improving Rapid Influenza Testing in Ambulatory Settings.”external icon This course is intended for physicians, physician assistants, registered nurses in ambulatory settings and medical office staff that collect respiratory specimens or perform rapid influenza diagnostic testing. Four 30-minute topic-specific modules are available that offer .5 CE credits each.
- The Joint Commission presents instructional videos on specimen collection for health care personnel, including nasal throat swabs and nasophayngeal swabs.
Continuing Education on Influenza Vaccine Safety (FREE) — “Real Talk About Influenza Vaccine – Be Informed and Be Prepared”external icon
November 30, 2010
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Immunization Safety Office is proud to offer a free continuing education (CME and CE) activity titled “Real Talk About Influenza Vaccine — Be Informed and Be Preparedexternal icon” now on Medscapeexternal icon. The CME and CE offer includes a roundtable discussion with three vaccine safety prevention experts and is intended for clinicians who routinely administer influenza vaccines and who evaluate and treat patients experiencing adverse events following influenza immunization, including family medicine and internal medicine physicians, pediatricians, obstetricians/gynecologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nurses.
National Inventory of Core Capabilities for Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response pdf icon[560 KB, 125 pages]
The National Inventory of Core Capabilities for Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response (National Inventory) has been used in more than 40 countries to document select capabilities at a single point in time, and determine progress toward enhanced preparedness over time. For each of the 12 capabilities included in the National Inventory, key indicators address the coverage, timeliness, or quality of specific public health functions. The tool complements WHO guidelines by providing information to guide ongoing investment in preparedness and response; inform strategic and program planning across pandemic phases; and review logistic and operational needs, and address deficiencies according to available resources (also available en Español pdf icon[910 KB, 125 pages] and en Français pdf icon[998 KB, 125 pages] ).
Webcast: Avian Influenza: State, National & Worldwide Responseexternal icon
September 8, 2005
Addresses the impact of a flu pandemic on public health organizations & communities & how to plan responses. Provided (in collaboration with CDC) by the Center for Public Health Preparedness at the University at Albany School of Public Health.
Online Course: Preparedness & Community Response to Pandemicsexternal icon
Continuing Education course for public health professionals & community responders. Explores the epidemiology, historical context, & response efforts related to both seasonal & worldwide flu outbreaks. Provided (in collaboration with CDC) by the Center for Public Health Preparedness at the University at Albany School of Public Health.
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