Minimizing the Burden of Influenza: New and Emerging Strategies

Release Date: October 31, 2020 
Last Reviewed: October 26, 2020
Expiration Date: October 31, 2021
Time to Complete Activity: 1.0 hour

*This activity expired for credit on October 31, 2021 and is no longer available for credit

Faculty and Steering Committee

Ruth M. Carrico, PhD, DNP, FNP-C, CIC, FSHEA, FNAP
Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases
Department of Medicine 
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, KY

Laura Gunder McClary, DHSc, PA-C
Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
Provo, UT

Charles Vega, MD
Health Sciences Clinical Professor
UC Irvine Department of Family Medicine
Assistant Dean for Culture and Community Education
UC Irvine School of Medicine
Executive Director
UC Irvine Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community
Santa Ana, CA
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This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.    

Target Audience
This activity has been designed to address the educational needs of nurse practitioners and PAs.

Learning Objectives
Upon proper completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Identify appropriate candidates for antiviral therapy based on risk of influenza-related complications, in accordance with current guideline recommendations 
  • Determine the need for influenza treatment based on signs and symptoms and on accurate interpretation of appropriate diagnostic tests, when necessary
  • Develop individualized antiviral treatment plans for patients with, or at risk of, influenza that accord with the latest evidence 


  • Introduction
  • Case Study: Does This Patient Have Influenza?
  • Case Studies: When Is Antiviral Therapy Appropriate? Which One Should I Use?

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Faculty and Steering Committee

Ruth M. Carrico, PhD, DNP, FNP-C, CIC, FSHEA, FNAP
Consulting Fees: Sanofi Pasteur
Speakers Bureau: Pfizer Inc; Sanofi Pasteur
Grant/Research Support: Dynavax Technologies; Pfizer Inc; Sanofi Pasteur

Laura Gunder McClary, DHSc, PA-C
Dr Gunder McClary has no relevant financial interests regarding the content of this activity.

Charles Vega, MD
Dr Vega has no relevant financial interests regarding the content of this activity.

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