Prevention & Management of Influenza and Related Conditions in the Winter Months
Presenter: Joseph Etzel, Assistant Dean & Associate Clinical Professor, Clinical Pharmacy Practice, B.S.Phm., PharmD, St. John's University
Program # 0170-9999-14-119-L01-P
2 Contact Hours
At the completion of this activitythe participant will be able to:
·List the most common respiratory viral illnesses encountered during the winter months and how they usually present in at-risk patients;
·Discuss the differences betweeninactivated influenza vaccine (IIV) and live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) and the recommended indications for each;
·Describe the relative effectiveness and the role of antiviral agents in the prevention of influenza among high-risk patient populations;
·Compare oseltamivir and zanamavir with other antiviral agents and outline the appropriate use of each product for the management of influenza;
·Suggest other appropriate therapies for the symptomatic relief of respiratory illnesses commonly encountered in the winter months.
Program Type: Knowledge
Initial Release Date: 12/3/2014
Program Expiration Date: 12/31/2014
Statement of Disclosure: disclosure will be made on the day of the program regarding any interest or affiliation a speaker may have with a supporting organization.
The Pharmacists Society of the State of New York is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.