Seasonal Influenza Immunisation: Strategies for Older Adults (for Nurses) - Australian Practice Nurses Association
This education program for nurses addresses national issues and opportunities in influenza immunisation for adults age 65 years and older, with the aim of supporting optimal decision-making in nursing practice, based on:
- the particular burden of influenza-related illness among older adults
- age-related changes in immunity (immunosenescence)
- current opportunities for stimulating influenza immunity in the older adult population
- the importance of immunisation for older adults and those who can transmit influenza to them
The 2018 influenza immunisation recommendations can be found in the Australian Immunisation Handbook.
This activity has been endorsed by APNA according to approved quality standards criteria. Completion of this educational activity entitles eligible participants to claim 1 CPD Hour(s).
Magali De Castro,
RN, Clinical Director, Hotdoc Online, Melbourne
Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
- Discuss the benefit of influenza immunisation in adults aged 65 and older.
- Describe the mechanisms by which influenza vaccine products developed for older adults offer an advantage.
- List the vaccine options available for seasonal influenza immunisation of adults aged 65 and older.
- Effectively counsel older adult patients about the importance of seasonal influenza vaccination.