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Respiratory & Flu Season 2016-2017

Zika Virus Update 2016

Respiratory & Flu Season 2016-2017

Healthcare providers play a critical role in gearing up for a new respiratory and flu season. Protecting your facility, and your patients and residents, depends on solid infection prevention techniques, along with up-to-date clinical information from healthcare experts and the proper tools and supplies.

Helpful Resources

The Joint Commission - Continuing Education course by CDC and the Joint Commission."Strategies for Improving Rapid Influenza Testing in Ambulatory Settings." 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.

CDC - Pneumococcal Vaccines - CDC Answers Your Questions.Pneumococcal Vaccines: What dosing intervals should be observed when giving PCV13 and PPSV23 to patients (children and adults) who are recommended to receive both vaccines?

UPrevent - Cold and Flu Resources.For the most comprehensive and up-to-date source of influenza news, resources and guidelines, visit UPrevent Cold and Flu.

Flu Ready Essentials.Flu season can be unpredictable. Be flu ready with all the essentials you need: vaccines, testing kits, and related supplies to keep your patients or residents and staff prepared and protected.

Zika Virus Update 2016

Zika virus disease is a nationally notifiable condition. Healthcare providers should report suspected Zika virus disease cases to their state, local, or territorial health department to facilitate diagnosis and mitigate risk of local transmission. State, local, and territorial health departments should report laboratory-confirmed and probable cases to CDC.

Updated Guidelines

CDC - Zika Virus Microsite

CDC - Zika Interim Response Plan