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Hours: 1 Contact Hour
Author(s): Sharon Krystofiak, MS, MT (ASCP), CIC
Peer Reviewer(s): Terri Rebmann, PhD, RN, CIC
Item#: N1586
1 Course Book (44 pages)

Influenza: A Vaccine-Preventable Disease, 4th Edition

Price $9.95
Item # N1586
When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

Note: This course must be completed by 12/31/16. Contact hours will not be awarded beyond this date.

Gain essential information on the newest recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for the current flu season. 


Course Objectives
  • Describe the transmission of the influenza virus.
  • Identify the clinical features associated with influenza.
  • Discuss the use of laboratory testing to identify influenza cases.
  • List treatment options for influenza cases.
  • Explain why people with chronic conditions may be at increased risk for complications.
  • Discuss vaccination recommendations and guidelines.
  • Describe appropriate precautions to take to avoid infection.
Sharon Krystofiak, MS, MT(ASCP), CIC, has been an infection control practitioner for over 16 years and is currently Manager of Infection Control at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Mercy in Pittsburgh, PA. Her background is in clinical laboratory science and she holds advanced degrees in medical technology and environmental/occupational health. She is actively involved with the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology and has provided educational programs on infection prevention and control bloodborne infections and other professional development topics.
Terri Rebmann, PhD, RN, CIC, is the Associate Director for Curricular Affairs at the Institute for Biosecurity in the Saint Louis University School of Public Health. She has been with the Institute since its inception in July 2000. She is a PhD nurse researcher with an emphasis in infectious disease emergency preparedness. In addition, she is board certified in infection control and epidemiology. Her past work experience includes research and clinical practice with HIV/AIDS patients and hospital infection control. In her current position with the Institute for Biosecurity, she is responsible for the Master’s in Biosecurity and Disaster Preparedness Program, including curriculum development, program management, and student advising. Her research areas of focus include health care and public health professional disaster preparedness and surge capacity issues.
  • Contact hours will be awarded for up to one (1) year from the date the course is ordered.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.