Module 2: POC testing in influenza

Estimated time for completion: 30 minutes (though please note duration will vary between learners)

About

This module details the current global issues in influenza, explains the challenges involved in its diagnosis, and the numerous benefits that can be offered with POC testing. It finishes by refreshing the current recommendations and guidelines from a variety of key bodies relating to rapid diagnostic testing in this field. Test questions are provided at the end of each section to assess your understanding of the topics covered.

This module details the current global issues in influenza, explains the challenges involved in its diagnosis, and the numerous benefits that can be offered with POC testing. It finishes by refreshing the current recommendations and guidelines from a variety of key bodies relating to rapid diagnostic testing in this field. Test questions are provided at the end of each section to assess your understanding of the topics covered.

Target Audience:

Physicians, nurses and coordinators working with patients with influenza

Goals Objectives:
  • Describe the key unmet needs in influenza disease worldwide
  • Understand the challenges involved in diagnosing influenza
  • Explain the value offered by the use of POC testing in this setting
  • Review the current guidelines for POC testing in this field
  • Self-assess understanding of the topics covered