Lesson Plan : Flu Prevention

Teacher Name:
 PE and Health

 Flu Prevention
 How to prevent the transmission of the flu virus as well as manage the virus if contracted Vocabulary:
 Upon completion of this project, the student will be able to: 1)The learner will be able to identify appropriate infection control measures. 2)The learner will be able to list recommendations for priority groups for vaccination. 3)The learner will be able to satisfactorily practice applying infection control techniques. 4) Describe flu prevention and health promotion efforts. 5) Identify the population at risk for the flu as well as those who would benefit from receiving the vaccine. 6) Practice applying healthy (non flu transmitting) behaviors 7) Be familiar with who is at risk for getting the flu 8) Acknowledge the importance of getting the flu shot 9)Increase awareness of the seriousness of influenza and the importance of immunization in high-risk groups. 10)Educate health care professionals about the seriousness of influenza and the importance of influenza immunizations for those at high risk 11)Encourage people at high risk for the complications of influenza to request immunization from their general practitioner. 12) To attempt to dispel myths and misconceptions about influenza and about the vaccine.
 Handouts, charts, Power Point presentation
 The purpose of this teaching plan is to instruct newly hired employees to a healthcare facility during in class orientation of the importance of flu prevention, awareness and immunization. This time of year presents plenty of opportunities for viruses to spread. Chilly weather keeps more of us indoors at the same time, and the holiday season brings together family members of all ages. Colds and flu (influenza) can occur anytime, but appear mostly in the fall and winter. For most people, viral respiratory illnesses are usually self-limited and last only a few days. But along with making millions of us feel lousy every year, colds and flu can cause serious problems and can even be deadly. The flu leads to more than 100,000 hospitalizations each year and about 20,000 deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Death rates are highest for people aged 65 and up and for those with medical conditions that put them at increased risk for flu complications A vaccine against colds hasn't been developed because colds can be caused by many types of viruses. But the flu vaccine remains the best way to prevent and control the flu.

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