Influenza: In a Nutshell (Pediatric Nursing)

by Paula Ruedebusch

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    00:01 So, in a nutshell.

    00:02 Influenza A, it's awful and it's annual.

    00:06 Influenza B, it's a little bit better.

    00:10 Influenza C, it's mild like a cold.

    00:14 Symptoms of influenza have a rapid onset.

    00:17 They have a forceful, strong cough, a high fever, chills, and body aches.

    00:23 It's transmitted via droplets and contact with contaminated fomites.

    00:28 You can prevent influenza with the annual flu vaccine.

    00:32 Antivirals may be helpful in high-risk groups.

    00:36 The flu viruses are always changing.

    00:38 Remember, a drift is a minor change, and a shift is a major change with new viral strains.

    00:45 There are many complications to influenza, including death.

    00:50 Thank you for watching the lecture on influenza.

    About the Lecture

    The lecture Influenza: In a Nutshell (Pediatric Nursing) by Paula Ruedebusch is from the course Respiratory Disorders – Pediatric Nursing.

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    1. Influenza A
    2. Influenza B
    3. Influenza C
    4. Influenza D

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     Paula Ruedebusch

    Paula Ruedebusch

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