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Influenza 2018: Nursing Strategies to Save Patient Lives

William Barry Inman
1 Hour 06 Minutes
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Feb 16, 2018
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We are experiencing one of the worst flu seasons in recent years. All age groups have been hit hard. The reported child deaths are staggering. And heart breaking. At this point in the flu season, what can you do as a nurse….

William “Barry” Inman, BA-BS, CIC, who works as a liaison between the Department of Health in Florida and the CDC, will share the real case studies of young and middle aged patients who died this flu season. The possibility of inappropriate testing methodologies and delayed treatments with antivirals have been shown to be part of the current problems. This video is packed with the most up-to-date nursing strategies to step in, make a difference and save patient lives!



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William “Barry” Inman, BA-BS, CIC, has 31 years of experience as an epidemiologist. He works for the Brevard County Health Department in Merritt Island, Florida. He is responsible for the development and implementation of surveillance and investigation of all communicable diseases. Additionally, he is a faculty member for Brevard Community College and the University of Central Florida teaching classes on infection control. Barry has completed advanced training in bio-terrorism through the Department of Health in Florida, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and the United States Army Institute of Research for Infectious Diseases. Barry has also received training in various communicable diseases and disease outbreak investigations.

Because of his extensive experience and education, he has assisted the CDC and Quarantine Service with the investigation of outbreaks on cruise ships for legionella, rubella, measles, norovirus and MRSA. He has done communicable disease investigations in long-term care facilities, hospitals, cruise ships, nursing homes and day-care facilities. Barry has developed infection control programs for hospitals, long-term care facilities, rehab centers, health departments and others. After Hurricane Katrina, he was part of the CDC team that developed an epidemiology/surveillance program for disaster response.

Barry has won numerous awards over the years, including the National Association of County and Community Health Organizations (NACCHO) award for Cruise Ship Investigation and Mitigation of measles, varicella, and rubella. He also won a NACCHO award for “Super Hands”, a hand washing video developed for the control of communicable diseases. Barry also writes a quarterly article for the AMA Journal on various infectious diseases. 

Speaker Disclosures: 

Financial: William B. Inman has an employment relationship with Brevard County Health Department. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: William B. Inman has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.

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  1. Recommend appropriate treatment for patients with Influenza-like Illness.
  2. Explain the transmission cycle of Influenza to identify patterns to break it.
  3. Recognize the life-threatening complications of Influenza.


Influenza Types and Subtypes
  • Influenza A: H3N2 or H1N1
  • Influenza B: Yamagata and Victoria
  • Influenza C
Complication of Influenza
  • Cardiopulmonary
  • Neurologic manifestations
  • Bacterial co-infections
Transmission Routes
  • Droplet vs. airborne
  • Aerosol generating procedures
  • Direct contact
  • Climate (cold-low humidity)
Prevention of Influenza
  • Vaccinations (types)
  • Isolate/Quarantine
  • Droplet precautions
Treatment of Influenza
  • Neuraminidase inhibitors
  • Peramivir
  • When to treat
Aspects of Seasonal Influenza 2017-2018
  • Increased virulence?
  • Affecting “baby boomers”
  • Death rates this year

Target Audience

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Nurse Educators, Infection Preventionists



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