Presentation on theme: "INFLUENZA (FLU) Management Presentation"— Presentation transcript:
1 INFLUENZA (FLU) Management Presentation PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR LOVED ONES!
2 Objectives To promote the influenza vaccination program To institute Infection Control measures for the prevention of influenzaTo increase vaccination rate among employees
3 WHAT IS INFLUENZA? (ALSO KNOWN AS THE FLU) The flu is a contagious respiratory illnessIt is caused by influenza virusesIt can cause mild to severe illness and at times can lead to deathIt can be prevented by getting the flu vaccination each year
4 Key Facts about the Flu Every year in the United States, on average: - 5% to 20% of the population areinfected with the flu- More than 200,000 people arehospitalized from flu complications- About 36,000 people die from the flu
5 Symptoms of Flu Symptoms of flu include: Fever (usually high) Headache Extreme tirednessDry coughSore throatRunny or stuffy noseMuscle achesStomach symptoms , such as nausea and diarrhea
6 Complications of the Flu PneumoniaDehydrationWorsening of medical conditions (Asthma, Diabetes, Congestive Heart Failure)
7 How the Flu SpreadsRespiratory droplets caused by coughing and sneezingTouching your mouth and nose after touching something with flu viruses on itMost healthy adults may be able to infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 days after becoming sick
8 How to prevent the Spread of Flu Get Vaccinated!And...
9 Use Respiratory Hygiene/ Cough Etiquette: Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing and sneezingIf you do not have tissues available, sneeze into your sleeve, not into your handsUse tissues to contain respiratory secretions; dispose of tissues after usePerform hand hygiene after contact with respiratory secretionsSit at least 3 feet away from others if you are coughing or sneezing
10 The Flu Shot The flu shot contains inactivated (killed) virus Two weeks after vaccination, antibodies develop that protect against influenza virus infection.
11 When To Get VaccinatedOctober and November is the best time to get vaccinatedFlu season can begin as early as October and last as late as May.
13 People at High Risk for Complications: People 65 years and olderChildrenThose who are immunosuppressed or have chronic medical conditions
14 People 50 to 64 Years of Age:Nearly one third of people in this age category have medical conditions that place them at risk for serious flu complications
15 People who can transmit flu to others at high risk for complications: Healthcare workersCaregivers of children 6 to 23 months oldClose contacts of people 65 years and older
16 Priority Groups/ CDC Recommendations People 65 years of age and olderPeople 2-64 years with chronic health conditionsChildren 6-23 monthsPregnant womenHealthcare personnel who provide direct patient careHousehold contact and out-of-home caregivers of children less than 6 months of age
17 Who Should Not be Vaccinated? Those with severe allergy to chicken eggsThose who have had a severe reaction to a flu vaccine in the pastThose who have developed Guillain Barre Syndrome within 6 weeks of getting a flu vaccine previouslyChildren less than 6 months of ageThose who have a moderate or severe illness with fever (May return for the vaccine when symptoms lessen)
19 Mild SymptomsMild symptoms could start soon after the vaccine is given and may last for one or two days:Soreness, redness, or swelling where the shot was givenFever (low grade)Body aches
20 Severe ReactionsSevere reactions such, as breathing problems, could occur a few minutes to a few hours after the shot, usually among people with severe allergy to eggs.Influenza vaccine is grown in hens’ eggs
21 Tuesday Oct. 3 – Friday Oct. 6 The Vaccination Plan!All employees will be offered vaccinewithin four daysTuesday Oct. 3 – Friday Oct. 6
22 Why are we doing this? To promote wellness and avoid the flu To implement and “test” our emergency plan:In the event of an emergency, how SAFELY and QUICKLY can we immunize everyone at Calvary?Does our plan work?
23 Promotion Campaign Letter will be sent to all employees by CEO Employee Health/Infection Control Day on Oct. 2ndPosters & Flyers
24 Education Employee Health Newsletter Power Point self-learning module Printed material
25 Vaccine Distribution Vaccinators assigned to various departments with “Vaccination Kits”prepared by EHSVaccinators to work with DepartmentManagers to distribute vaccine in eachdepartment