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Influenza in the Emergency Department: 2020 Update (Pharmacology CME)

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  • The CDC defines influenza-like illness (ILI) as a temperature > 37.8°C (100°F), with either cough or sore throat, in the absence of a known cause other than influenza.
  • The most common symptoms of influenza in adults are cough, fatigue, nasal congestion, and fever.
  • Sneezing is a negative predictor in adults.
  • In children, the most common presenting symptoms are fever, cough, and rhinitis. Vomiting and diarrhea are more common in children than adults.
  • When influenza is suspected in the prehospital setting, patients and providers should wear face masks to avoid spreading the virus.

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Publication Information

AL Giwa MD, MBA, FACEP, FAAEM; Chinwe Ogedegbe, MD, MPH, FACEP; Charles G. Murphy, MD

Peer Reviewed By

Michael K. Abraham, MD; Daniel J. Egan, MD

Publication Date

February 15, 2020

CME Expiration Date

February 15, 2023

CME Credits

4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 4 ACEP Category I Credits, 4 AAFP Prescribed Credits, 4 AOA Category 2-A or 2-B Credits.
Specialty CME Credits: Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 2 Pharmacology CME credits

Pub Med ID: 32105050

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