Sepsis and Flu: Challenges in Prevention and Diagnosis
Like any viral infection, influenza (flu) can cause viral sepsis. It can also present in conjunction with or be followed by a secondary bacterial infection that can lead to bacterial sepsis. Diagnosing and recognizing a patient’s risk for critical illness related to influenza and sepsis can be challenging.
During this webinar, learners will examine the immunopathology and clinical manifestations of influenza infection and will discuss extrapulmonary complications and linkages between influenza and sepsis. The presenter will also discuss diagnostic testing and treatment for influenza infection.
Nurses, advanced practice providers, physicians, emergency responders, pharmacists, medical technologists, respiratory therapists, physical/occupational therapists, infection prevention specialists, data/quality specialists, and more.
At the end of this activity, the learner should be able to:
- Describe the basic immunopathology and clinical manifestations of influenza;
- Discuss extrapulmonary complications and linkages between influenza and sepsis;
- Review diagnostic testing and current treatment recommendations for influenza.
Funding for this campaign was provided by an unrestricted educational grant from CSL Seqirus.
Peter Gulick, DO, FACP, FACOI, FIDSA
Associate Professor of Medicine, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan State University
Peter Gulick, DO, FACP, FACOI, FIDSA, is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology, and infectious diseases. He has taken care of HIV patients for over 30 years and hepatitis C patients for 20 years. Dr. Gulick is a professor at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has developed courses in HIV and hepatitis and teaches medicine residents as well as infectious disease fellows at clinical sites. He is currently the Director of HIV/Hepatitis clinics at three sites: Ingham County Health Department; Central Michigan Department of Community Health, and Great Lakes Community Health Clinics. Dr. Gulick is the Director of the HIV Registry at Michigan State University and conducts NIH-funded research on infectious disease.
Flu and Sepsis Survivor: Charlie Hinderliter
Charlie Hinderliter is the Director of Government Affairs for St. Louis REALTORS®. He has taught political science at Maryville University, Western Illinois University, and Jefferson College. He received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Missouri - St. Louis and did his graduate work in political science at the University of South Carolina. Prior to joining the REALTORS®, Charlie worked on public policy at the St. Louis Regional Chamber and worked for a number of years on political campaigns, ranging from a local mayoral race to a Presidential campaign. He serves on too many boards and committees and needs to find a better hobby.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068 for 1.2 contact hours.
Other healthcare providers will receive a certificate of attendance for 1.0 contact hour.
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- 1.00 Participation
- 1.20 RN CE Contact HoursProvider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068.
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- If you have a Sepsis Alliance Institute account, select Login. If you do not yet have an account, select Register to create your FREE account.
- Select Take Course.
- Click Start under the Webinar (Via Zoom) tab in the course outline to complete your registration.
- You will receive a confirmation email from the Sepsis Alliance Institute after registration as well as a Zoom confirmation email. These emails will include a calendar invitation to add to your email calendar.
- When it is time to join the webinar, select Webinar (Via Zoom). Select Join the webinar. The Zoom window will pop up and you will see the webinar as you normally would.
- After the webinar, come back to this activity to complete the Evaluation. You'll be able to download your certificate immediately after the webinar.
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