following is a collection of free online training opportunities about influenza
and respiratory diseases. Trainings on this page are targeted toward a variety
of audiences, and include Florida Department of Health trainings and outside
resources. This page will be updated with current training opportunities.
H275Y Mutant Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Virus in
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Distinguish clinical characteristics associated with treatment-resistant
pandemic (H1N1) 2009
- Analyze outcomes of patients infected with treatment-resistant pandemic
- Identify the rate of H275Y mutation development among patients with
pandemic (H1N1) 2009 infection in the current study
- Evaluate the virology of treatment-resistant pandemic (H1N1) 2009
Offered By: Medscape, LLC and Emerging Infectious Diseases
(free registration required)
Audience: Primary care physicians, infectious disease specialists,
hematologists/oncologists, and other physicians who care for patients who may
acquire infection with influenza.
Duration: Article review exercise, followed by quiz
Credits: CME - maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Available Through: 3/23/2012
Real Talk about Influenza Vaccine - Be
Informed and Be Prepared
This roundtable discussion will educate clinicians on the
- The safety profiles of licensed influenza vaccines.
- The safe administration of influenza vaccines and
screening for contraindications and precautions.
- The resources available for communicating benefits and
risks of influenza vaccination.
- The accurate and timely reporting of any adverse events
to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).
Offered By: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Immunization
Audience: Clinicians who routinely administer influenza vaccines and who
evaluate and treat patients experiencing adverse events following influenza
immunization, including family medicine and internal medicine physicians,
pediatricians, obstetricians/gynecologists, nurse practitioners, physician
assistants, and nurses.
Duration: 30 minutes
Credits: CME/CE - 0.5 hours
Available Through: November 30, 2011
http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/732969 (free registration required)
Florida ILINet Training and
This presentation is designed as an introduction to the Florida Department of
Health's influenza surveillance systems, and especially Florida's Outpatient
Influenza-like Illness Surveillance Network (ILINet) sentinel provider network.
The presentation includes basic information on influenza epidemiology, and
follows with a summary of the surveillance systems used to track influenza
activity, morbidity, and mortality in Florida. An explanation of Florida's
ILINet surveillance system shows how influenza-like illness (ILI) data and
influenza specimens are collected, and outlines the benefits of the program for
the provider and the public.
Offered By: Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Epidemiology
Audience: Physicians and nurses who are currently enrolled in the ILINet
program or who are interested in joining, County Health Department epidemiology
and nursing staff.
Duration: Approximately 1 hour
Credits: CEU - 1 hour
Available Through: Ongoing