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Title: INFLUENZA (FLU) Management Presentation


1
INFLUENZA (FLU)Management Presentation
  • PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR LOVED ONES!

2
Objectives
  1. To promote the influenza vaccination program
  2. To institute Infection Control measures for the
    prevention of influenza
  3. To increase vaccination rate among employees

3
WHAT IS INFLUENZA?(ALSO KNOWN AS THE FLU)
  • The flu is a contagious respiratory illness
  • It is caused by influenza viruses
  • It can cause mild to severe illness and at times
    can lead to death
  • It can be prevented by getting the flu
    vaccination each year

4
Key Facts about the Flu
  • Every year in the United States, on average
  • - 5 to 20 of the population are
  • infected with the flu
  • - More than 200,000 people are
  • hospitalized from flu complications
  • - About 36,000 people die from the flu

5
Symptoms of Flu
  • Symptoms of flu include
  • Fever (usually high)
  • Headache
  • Extreme tiredness
  • Dry cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle aches
  • Stomach symptoms , such as nausea and diarrhea

6
Complications of the Flu
  • Pneumonia
  • Dehydration
  • Worsening of medical conditions (Asthma,
    Diabetes, Congestive Heart Failure)

7
How the Flu Spreads
  • Respiratory droplets caused by coughing and
    sneezing
  • Touching your mouth and nose after touching
    something with flu viruses on it
  • Most healthy adults may be able to infect others
    beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to
    5 days after becoming sick

8
How to prevent the Spread of Flu
  • Get Vaccinated!
  • And...

9
Use Respiratory Hygiene/Cough Etiquette
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when
    coughing and sneezing
  • If you do not have tissues available, sneeze into
    your sleeve, not into your hands
  • Use tissues to contain respiratory secretions
    dispose of tissues after use
  • Perform hand hygiene after contact with
    respiratory secretions
  • Sit at least 3 feet away from others if you are
    coughing or sneezing

10
The Flu Shot
  • The flu shot contains inactivated (killed) virus
  • Two weeks after vaccination, antibodies develop
    that protect against influenza virus infection.

11
When To Get Vaccinated
  • October and November is the best time to get
    vaccinated
  • Flu season can begin as early as October and last
    as late as May.

12
Who Should Get Vaccinated?
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People at High Risk for Complications
  • People 65 years and older
  • Children
  • Those who are immunosuppressed or have chronic
    medical conditions

14
People 50 to 64 Years of Age
  • Nearly one third of people in this age category
    have medical conditions that place them at risk
    for serious flu complications

15
People who can transmit flu to others at high
risk for complications
  • Healthcare workers
  • Caregivers of children 6 to 23 months old
  • Close contacts of people 65 years and older

16
Priority Groups/CDC Recommendations
  • People 65 years of age and older
  • People 2-64 years with chronic health conditions
  • Children 6-23 months
  • Pregnant women
  • Healthcare personnel who provide direct patient
    care
  • Household contact and out-of-home caregivers of
    children less than 6 months of age

17
Who Should Not be Vaccinated?
  • Those with severe allergy to chicken eggs
  • Those who have had a severe reaction to a flu
    vaccine in the past
  • Those who have developed Guillain Barre Syndrome
    within 6 weeks of getting a flu vaccine
    previously
  • Children less than 6 months of age
  • Those who have a moderate or severe illness with
    fever (May return for the vaccine when symptoms
    lessen)

18
Possible Side Effectsinclude.
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Mild Symptoms
  • Mild symptoms could start soon after the vaccine
    is given and may last for one or two days
  • Soreness, redness, or swelling where the shot was
    given
  • Fever (low grade)
  • Body aches

20
Severe Reactions
  • Severe reactions such, as breathing problems,
    could occur a few minutes to a few hours after
    the shot, usually among people with severe
    allergy to eggs.
  • Influenza vaccine is grown in hens eggs

21
The Vaccination Plan!
  • All employees will be offered vaccine
  • within four days
  • Tuesday Oct. 3 Friday Oct. 6

22
Why are we doing this?
  • To promote wellness and avoid the flu
  • To implement and test our emergency plan
  • In the event of an emergency, how SAFELY and
    QUICKLY can we immunize everyone at Calvary?
  • Does our plan work?

23
Promotion Campaign
Letter will be sent to all employees by CEO Employee Health/Infection Control Day on Oct. 2nd Posters Flyers
24
Education
Employee Health Newsletter Power Point self-learning module Printed material
25
Vaccine Distribution
Vaccinators assigned to various departments with Vaccination Kits prepared by EHS Vaccinators to work with Department Managers to distribute vaccine in each department
26
How Will This Work?
  • We need you!

27
Self-Learning Module
  • To be distributed to staff by vaccinators and
    managers
  • In-service education record to be returned to
    Employee Health Friday, Oct. 6th

28
Vaccinators
  • We will come to your department!
  • Employee Health
  • Infection Control
  • Physicians
  • Patient Service Managers
  • Staff Development
  • Nursing Supervisors

29
Report any reactions to Employee HealthASAP!
30
Encouragement!
31
Incentives!
Prizes
Raffles
32
Questions About the Flu?
  • Please contact
  • Employee Health Services
  • x2165
  • Infection Control
  • x2263
  • Source CDC Guidelines and Recommendations,
    January 2005
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