Flu season underway | Influenza prevention module updated

15 May 2017

With flu season upon us, now is a great time to catch up on current guidelines for influenza prevention.

APNA members now have free access to the updated 1-2 hour Influenza Prevention online learning course.

The course aims to reduce the burden of influenza in the community by providing you with knowledge for influenza season, and the information contained in this course is aligned with recommendations in the Australian Immunisation Handbook and updated for 2017.

By the completion of the course participants will be able to:

  • Explain the risks and complications of influenza, and address any patient misconceptions or myths
  • Explain 'The Australian Immunisation Handbook' recommendations for influenza vaccination
  • Implement practice systems and strategies to increase influenza vaccine coverage rates in individuals (>6 months)
  • Safely administer influenza vaccination, either by intramuscular or deep subcutaneous injection, or alternatively using the adult formula intradermal flu vaccine, which is currently the only available flu vaccine in Australia
  • Improve clinical practice and safety to reduce the risk of needlestick injuries
  • Counsel patients regarding expected side effects, the potential adverse effects of vaccination and use of medication to control symptoms where appropriate, such as paracetamol or ibruprofen

Get started with this course today.

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