September 11, 2019 10:00 am

Influenza Preparedness: Impact of influenza

Presented By: Debbie Santos

This presentation looks at the impact of influenza on older adults. 75% of Canadians 65 years and older have a medical condition that puts them at risk for flu complications (e.g. heart disease, lung diseases, diabetes, cancer, or kidney disease). We’ll provide an overview of influenza including:

  • Complications of influenza in the older adult
  • Prevention: vaccination, hand hygiene, antiviral orders
  • Outbreak management
  • 2019-2020 NACI recommendations (adults 65+)
  • Support tools and education
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