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Influenza in Urgent Care (Pharmacology CME)


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Date: 12/12/2022 | Length: 46:11

Show Notes

In this episode, Sam Ashoo, MD, and TR Eckler, MD, discuss the December 2022 Evidence-Based Urgent Care article on Influenza in Urgent Care. The full article is available for free online.


  • Historical data
  • Since COVID, tracking “influenza-like illness” has been complicated
  • Influenza deaths and age
  • Annual mortality




  • Influenza A, B, and C
  • Hemagglutinin and neuraminidase subgroups
  • Antigenic drift and shift


  • Transmission
  • Incubation
  • Secondary infection
  • H3N2


  • Egg-based, cell-based, and recombinant influenza vaccines
  • CDC recommendations
  • Patients aged >65 years

Differential Diagnosis



  • When is it indicated?
  • What types of tests are available?
  • Testing in periods of low and high prevalence


  • High-risk conditions that suggest treatment
  • Antiviral medications
  • Oseltamivir: NNT and NNH
  • Resistance patterns

Billing and Coding




Meet the Host

Sam Ashoo, MD, FACEP

Dr. Ashoo is a practicing emergency physician, board-certified in emergency medicine and clinical informatics. Join him as he takes you through the December 2022 issue of Evidence-Based Urgent Care: Influenza in Urgent Care

About The Podcast

Get quick-hit summaries of hot topics in emergency medicine. EMplify summarizes evidence-based reviews in a monthly podcast. Highlights of the latest research published in EB Medicine's peer-reviewed journals educate and arm you for life in the ED.

Publication Information
Editor in Chief & Update Author

Keith Pochick, MD, FACEP
Editor-in-Chief; Attending Physician, Urgent Care
Joshua Russell, MD, MSc, FCUCM, FACEP
Update Author; Supervising Physician, Legacy-GoHealth Urgent Care; Staff Physician, NorthShore University Immediate Care, Vancouver, WA

Urgent Care Peer Reviewer

Michael Kim, DO;
Huai Lee Phen, MD

Charting Commentator

Brad Laymon, PA-C, CPC, CEMC

Publication Date

December 1, 2022

CME Expiration Date

December 1, 2025    CME Information

CME Credits

4 AMA PRA Category 1 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

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