Btec Health And Social Care Level 3 Unit 1 P2
Influenza is a respiratory virus that is contagious and can be very serious for elderly patients, those over 65 years of age. It can also be very dangerous for the very young of age. There are three types of flu viruses - influenza A, influenza B, and influenza C. Types A and B viruses cause seasonal epidemics which hit the U.S. and Europe essentially every winter. They may hit later in the season, but are generally seen in the winter. The type C influenza virus causes mild respiratory illness and is not accountable for influenza outbreaks.
Influenza or Flu is a respiratory virus which is highly contagious, and is usually passed on by coughing or sneezing, of an already infected person. You can get the flu by something as simple as shaking hands with an …show more content…
In her collection she may obtain information of flu reports at the local hospitals. This may consist of how many admissions to the hospital have a diagnosis of flu. She also gets information regarding how many individuals have been seen, treated and released from the Emergency Department. She may also seek information such as data regarding immunization of the flu vaccine by tracking how many individuals have been vaccinated against the flu this may include but not limited to Health Care Workers (HCW) or patients admitted for other illnesses. It may also include such things as patients who were admitted with other diagnosis and then given the flu vaccine during the admission.
The CDC is an organization that offers recommendations for multiple areas and multiple illnesses and diseases. The CDC is also responsible for citing trends in the local regional area. The CDC also aligns their statement with that of local agencies and recommendations. An example of this would be the recommendation of the flu vaccine and only using the injectable flu vaccine. This is a new recommendation for the 2016-2017 flu