Preparing for Pandemic Influenza

Preparing for Pandemic Influenza 

As with any type of emergency, preparation for pandemic influenza is key. Your healthcare organization must have a plan in place to prepare for such an event. This course will address the three stages including preparation, response, and recovery. In this course, you will learn about pandemic influenza, the basic elements of a pandemic influenza plan, and the steps needed to implement this plan when responding to a pandemic.


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (4 Match)

Missouri Health Care Association


This on-line activity has been approved for 1.00 Administrative Hour(s) toward the Missouri continuing education requirement for nursing home administrators. Relias LLC offers courses approved by the Missouri Health Care Association, an approved training agency, TA-002-919, by the Missouri Board of Nursing Home Administrators. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NHA)


This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 1.00 clock hours. If you have any feedback regarding the NAB approved continuing education programs, send your email to the following address: [email protected]
Hours type - NHA: Administrative Hours

California Nursing Home Administrator Program - P type


This educational offering is approved by the California Nursing Home Administrator Program (NHAP) as a Patient Care/Aging ("P" credit) course. Provider # CEP 1701; Course Approval # 1701001-6952/P. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-ALL-0-PPANINF
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 1/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Explain how pandemic influenza occurs.
Describe three essential elements of a pandemic influenza plan.
Explain how the elements of a pandemic influenza plan are implemented during the response phase.

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Understanding Pandemic Influenza A. What is Pandemic Influenza? B. Viruses that Cause Pandemic Influenza C. Changes in the Virus D. Phases of Pandemic Influenza E. Review F. Summary Section 3: Preparation A. The Plan B. Available Resources C. Pandemic Influenza Committee D. Elements of the Plan E. Surveillance F. Diagnosis G. Infection Control H. Staffing I. Medical Surge J. Education K. Imminent Preparations L. Supplies M. Review N. Summary Section 4: Response and Recovery A. Activating Your Plan B. Identifying Potential Cases C. Diagnosing Influenza D. Preventing the Spread E. Standard and Droplet Precautions F. Avoiding Others G. Environmental Considerations H. Vaccination and Antiviral Medications I. Influenza Treatment J. Screening Employees K. Communication L. Second Wave M. Recovery Phase N. Review O. Summary Section 5: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations!

Instructor: Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN
Elizabeth Kellerman MSN, RN started in nursing in 2007 after graduating from Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, California. While working in a critical care unit at Sutter Mills-Peninsula Hospital she earned her CCRN and TNCC. Her experience and knowledge led her to nursing education where she taught at a community college while working to receive her Master's in Nurse Education at Western Carolina University. As a nursing instructor, she spent time in many types of care settings including medical-surgical inpatient and community living centers. Her passion for education and training has most recently led her to a position as subject matter expert and content writer for Relias. Disclosure: Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry and intermediate level Administrators; intermediate and advanced level Nurses; intermediate level Social Workers; in the following settings: All Healthcare Settings.
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G Tags:
G680, G684
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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