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On the Frontline: Swine Influenza


Approximately 17 minutes

Course Description:

The podcast "On the Frontline: Swine Influenza" features an interview with nationally and internationally recognized vaccine expert, Dr. Gregory A. Poland. Topics covered include the difference between swine influenza and seasonal influenza, the definition of a pandemic, the current status of vaccine development for swine influenza, and the diagnosis and prevention of swine influenza.

This podcast has been created by Pacific EMPRINTS and funded by FY 2008 Homeland Security Grant Program #2008-GE-T8-0022. Pacific EMPRINTS was funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Grant No. T01HP6427-0100 from September 1, 2005 through February 28, 2009.  Since March 1, 2009, the project has been funded by FY 2008 Homeland Security Grant Program #2008-GE-T8-0022.


This podcast fulfills, in part, the following Core Competencies for Teaching Emergency Preparedness to Health Professions Students and Clinical Personnel:
  1. Demonstrate the ability to consider exposure to CBRNE agents or other public health emergencies when establishing differential diagnoses and developing problem lists.
  2. Knowledge of the pharmaceutics and pharmaceuticals used to combat CBRNE agents or other public health emergencies.
  3. List and describe the public health interventions that are part of a response to surveillance signals.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this podcast, participants will be able to:
  1. Differentiate between the clinical presentations of swine influenza and seasonal influenza
  2. Identify preventive measures against swine influenza.
  3. Identify which medications are appropriate for treatment of swine influenza.

Target Audiences:

Public Health personnel, Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists, Dentists, Veterinarians, Other Emergency Medical Services personnel

Certificate of Completion:

A Certificate of Completion is available to be printed for this course upon completion of the post-test with a score of 80% or higher.

Cost: FREE*

*subject to change without notice.