Seasonal Influenza Immunisation: Strategies for Older Adults (for Nurses) - Certificate of Completion

Duration

1 hr

Profession

Nursing

# of Credits

1.0

Accreditation

Certificate of Completion

Expiry Date

2020-06-05


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 interactive online learning activity is valued at 1 Hour(s) of continuing education.

Magali De Castro,
RN, Clinical Director, Hotdoc Online, Melbourne

On completion of this program, participants will be better able to:

  1. Recall the pathophysiology and epidemiology of wAMD
  2. Review approved treatment options for wAMD and appreciate the impact anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) therapy has had on incidence of AMD-related blindness
  3. Compare pharmacokinetics, efficacy, safety and practical dosing and treatment-related issues for anti-VEGF therapy options for wAMD
  4. Evaluate clinical trial and real-world evidence on wAMD treatment outcomes


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