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157885 - 2019 Influenza Module

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
2 hours

The 2019 influenza module provides an overview of influenza disease and the national influenza program with specific focus on the WA influenza program

Relevance to General Practice

Immunisation is the most significant public health intervention in the last 200 years, providing a safe and efficient way to prevent the spread of many diseases that cause hospitalisation, serious ongoing health conditions and sometimes death. 
One of these diseases is influenza, an acute viral infection that spreads easily from person to person and can affect people in any age group. 
There are various ways of preventing influenza disease but influenza vaccination is the most effective way to prevent disease. 
To ensure patients’ safety in vaccinating against influenza, there are a number of best practice principles that as immunisation service providers, GPs are recommended to follow. 
General practice is at the forefront of healthcare in Australia and to this end General Practitioners have an important role in the prevention and management of communicable diseases. This includes advice on prevention, immunisation, early detection and management of influenza. 

Learning outcomes
  • Explain what an influenza virus is, the epidemiology of the disease and the expected clinical features.
  • List the various ways of preventing influenza disease.
  • List the strains of the current influenza vaccine, brands available on the National Immunisation Program & eligibility criteria for NIP influenza vaccines in WA
  • Describe the process of reporting adverse event following vaccination in Western Australia.
  • Outline the current best practice processes for pre-vaccination screening, gaining consent and documentation to ensure the individual is vaccinated safely.
  • Delivery
    157885 - 2019 Influenza Module
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    2 hours
    Start Date
    End Date
    CPD Points
    2 hours