Posted: July 19th, 2016
You have been assigned the responsibility of updating your organization’s leadership on what should be done for the next flu season. Recent reports from the CDC have indicated that due to shortages in the flu vaccine, 50 percent of the population who are at risk of contracting the virus will not receive the inoculation for several months. Prepare a report that you will submit to leadership regarding the points outlined below. Use the Internet to research current health care industry data on “Influenza” current trends, treatments, and protocols to assist you in preparing the report. Prepare a four to eight (4-8) page report in which you:
Identify the transmission and symptoms of the flu, treatments that are currently available, and how your organization can help mitigate the spread of this disease.
Develop four (4) questions or concerns that you anticipate that leadership in your organization will ask you in regard to possible side effects of the treatments. Provide the rationale behind your four (4) questions.
Propose three (3) lessons that have been learned from past flu seasons that will underscore the importance of preparing for the upcoming flu season and why these lessons will be beneficial.
Propose two (2) recommendations (and your rationale) to leadership on how to cope with the shortage of the flu vaccine.
Compose an infection control policy for the local community.
Use at least four (4) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.
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