The Flu Season + Infection Prevention & Control
As a reminder, the flu season is just getting started and there’s still time to get vaccinated.
Click to download resources:
Post-acute and Long-term Care Facility Toolkit: Influenza Vaccination among Healthcare Personnel – CDC
People older than age 65 are at the highest risk for hospitalization and complications from influenza and account for the majority of influenza hospitalizations and deaths in the United States each year.
- Influenza activity is increasing, with the eastern and central parts of the US seeing the majority of viruses reported and the western part of the country reporting lower levels of influenza virus circulation.
- The majority of influenza viruses detected are A(H3N2).
- Earlier in the season, most influenza A (H3N2) infections occurred among children and young adults ages 5-24 years; however, in recent weeks, the proportion of infections occurring among other age groups, especially adults age 25 years and older, has been increasing.
- Hospitalizations for influenza continue to increase. The cumulative hospitalization rate in the FluSurv-NET system is higher than the rate for the entire 2020-2021 season, but lower than the rate seen at this time during the four seasons preceding the COVID-19 pandemic.
Click here to view the interactive map from CDC.
Click here to go to the Fluview Interactive Dashboard.
IPC Resources and Training
- The role necessary for the job of Infection Preventionist
- Address regulatory requirements
- Key best practices
- Implementation strategies
- February 1-3 | 11:30a-4:00p CT
- more sessions are available
QuickPATH© Resources & Tools
- DON Strategies Regarding Infection Prevention and Control
- Infection Control Leadership QuickTip
- Infection Prevention and Control
- Infection Control – Infection Preventionist KSA Competency
- Infection Control – Hand Hygiene
- Infection Control – Standard and Transmission Based Precautions
- Infection Control – Surveillance
- Infection Control Outbreak Management
- OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard
- Respiratory Program Extended
- Universal Source Control for COVID-19
- Urinary Tract Infection
- Complimentary COVID-19 Resouces