Managing diagnostic testing for flu in the elderly Estimated time for completion: 30 minutes

This interactive bite-size module outlines a treatment algorithm relating to use of C-reactive protein (CRP) point-of-care testing (POCT) for patients presenting with respiratory tract infection (RTI) symptoms in the emergency setting. It also features a case study of an elderly patient presenting with flu-like symptoms, including clinical examination vital signs and multiple-choice patient management options.

Target Audience

Physicians, nurses and coordinators working with patients with influenza

Learning Goals
  • Learn about the recommended treatment algorithm relating to CRP POCT for RTIs
  • Understand the challenges involved in diagnosing influenza
  • Explain the value offered by the use of CRP POCT in the emergency setting
  • Self-assess understanding of the topics covered related to a specific patient case study