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Act Fast: Reducing the Impact of Influenza

Act Fast: Reducing the Impact of Influenza

    Act fast and don’t forget about post-exposure influenza prophylaxis. Ask your patient with the flu who’s at home so you’re not leaving anyone at risk.

    Available credits: 0.25

    Time to complete: 15 minutes


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    • Overview

      Our failure to routinely use antiviral agents against influenza in our clinical practices places many patients, especially those with comorbidities, at high risk for influenza-associated complications. This underuse occurs in both symptomatic patients as well as in households where post-exposure influenza prophylaxis should be a top-of-mind discussion with patients receiving an influenza diagnosis. 

      This ECHO activity highlights information presented in the “Act Fast” discussions between Drs. Cassandra Donnelly and Charles Vega. These experts walked through an extended patient case to illustrate how best to deploy post-exposure influenza prophylaxis and also examined flu prevention and treatment strategies in at-risk populations. 

    • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

      In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. GLC resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.


      Cassandra B. Donnelly, DO
      Regional Medical Director
      Piedmont Urgent Care
      Atlanta, GA 

      Nothing to disclose. 

      Charles P. Vega, MD
      Clinical Professor, Family Medicine
      School of Medicine
      University of California, Irvine
      Orange, CA

      Nothing to disclose.

      Reviewers/Content Planners/Authors:

      • Stephen Chavez has nothing to disclose.
      • Ann Early has nothing to disclose.
      • Barry A. Fiedel, PhD, has nothing to disclose.
      • Amanda Hilferty has nothing to disclose.
    • Learning Objectives

      After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

      • Discuss the role of chemoprophylaxis in the management of influenza
      • Describe approved and emerging indications of antiviral drugs for postexposure influenza prophylaxis
      • Formulate individual treatment plans for postexposure influenza prophylaxis based on patient type and other decision factors
    • Target Audience

      This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of family practitioners, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and urgent care providers as well as pediatricians and emergency department physicians.

    • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

      Global Learning Collaborative is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

      Global Learning Collaborative designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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    • Commercial Support

      This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.

    • Disclaimer

      The views and opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of GLC and Prova Education. This presentation is not intended to define an exclusive course of patient management; the participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic skills in applying or adopting for professional use any of the information provided herein. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients’ conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. Links to other sites may be provided as additional sources of information. Once you elect to link to a site outside of Prova Education you are subject to the terms and conditions of use, including copyright and licensing restriction, of that site.

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