5041.0 Epidemiology of influenza

Wednesday, November 10, 2010: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
This session will focus on the epidemiology of the influenza A/H1N1 pandemic. Presentations include surveillance for pandemic influenza in sentinel elementary and secondary schools in Pennsylvania, the effects of weather conditions and seasonality on pandemic influenza in Egypt, and the health system effects of the pandemic surge on ambulatory pediatric emergency departments in New York City.
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, the learner (participant) will be able to: 1) Describe the seasonality of human influenza A/H5N1 and the association of human cases with meteorological variables; 2) Describe the epidemiology of ambulatory pediatric ED patients related to the novel influenza A (H1N1) outbreak; and 3) Understand challenges of managing public health emergency-related ambulatory pediatric patient surge in primary receiving hospitals.
Perrianne Lurie, MD, MPH

Evaluation of the 2009-2010 Pennsylvania Influenza Sentinel School Monitoring System
Vanessa L. Short, PhD, MPH, Kirsten Waller, MD, MPH, Ronald A. Tringali, PhD and Stephen Ostroff, MD
Managing novel influenza A (H1N1) outbreak-related ambulatory pediatric patient surge: A health system perspective
Jane Greenko, EMT-P, MPH, CIC, Donna Armellino, RN,DNP, CIC, Mary Mahoney, RN, BSN, Mary Ann Haran, RN, BSN, Susan Nullet, RN, MS, Christine C. Ginocchio, PhD, Joy Nagelberg, MD, Salvatore Pardo, MD, FACEP, Lorry Rubin, MD and Barbara T. Edwards, MD
Introductory Remarks

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Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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