Flu Awareness

SKU: C-511Duration: 12 Minutes

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Language:  English

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Course Details


Training Time: 12 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop, Tablet, Phone

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, 25-50 million Americans get the flu each year. Of those, about 500,000 are hospitalized due to complications. There are tens of thousands of flu-associated deaths each year as well. It is essential for everyone to know how to recognize the symptoms of the flu, as well as how to treat it, when to go to the doctor, and how to prevent from getting it again.

Learning Objectives

  • Define influenza, or the "flu"
  • Identify the primary types of the flu
  • Describe the "flu season"
  • Identify primary symptoms of the flu
  • List possible complications of the flu
  • Identify who is most at risk for flu complications
  • Describe how the flu is commonly spread
  • Describe how to manage the flu at home and when to go to the doctor
  • List treatments for the flu
  • Identify flu prevention steps

Key Questions

The following key questions are answered in this module:

What is the flu?
The flu is a contagious illness that is caused by influenza viruses.

What parts of the body does the flu virus infect?
The virus infects the respiratory tract, which includes the nose, throat, and lungs.

Which is more serious, the flu or the common cold?
The flu is more serious because it has the potential to turn into a serious illness with life-threatening complications.

How does the flu enter the body?
The flu virus enters the body through the mucous membranes of the nose, eyes, or mouth.

What are complications of the flu?
Complications from the flu can include sinusitis, bronchitis, viral or bacterial pneumonia, ear infection, dehydration, myositis, Reye's syndrome, heart attack, myocarditis, and pericarditis.

Sample Video Transcript

Below is a transcript of the video sample provided for this module:

The flu virus is spread from person to person through respiratory droplets created when the infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. It can spread through direct bodily contact, such as kissing, or through breathing in the droplets floating in the air. It can also be spread by people touching an item, such as eating utensils or dishes or shaking the hand of someone infected, and then touching their mouth, nose, or eyes. According to the CDC, the flu virus can be spread by droplets in the air to others up to 6 feet away. People are often contagious 24 hours before they have any symptoms, and then 5 to 7 days after they become ill. Young children and people with weaker immune systems may be able to infect others even longer.
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