PANDEMIC INFLUENZA :Health, Safety, and Nutrition

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Course Description: (1 hour credit) You will be able to: Define influenza and explain the difference between the flu and a cold. Design your own pandemic influenza plan using the checklist in this self-study. Identify habits for good health and apply them in you child care setting.

Course Content


  • Pandemic Flu
  • As You Begin
  • Learning Outcomes
  • What is influenza?
  • Types of Influenza
  • Cold or Flu?
  • What is a Pandemic?
  • Pandemic History
  • Pandemic Flu Planning & Response Activities
  • Why is Pandemic Planning Important?
  • Pandemic Planning Assumptions
  • Home Preparedness
  • Home Preparedness
  • Home Preparedness
  • Reflection Activity Implementing a Pandemic Plan
  • Pandemic Planning Resources
  • Safe and Healthy Child Care
  • Clean vs. Sanitized?
  • Cleaning And Disinfecting
  • Cleaner Brand Names
  • Healthy habits help keep your family well
  • Be A Germ Stopper
  • Be A Germ Stopper
  • Che Khi ho
  • Food Safety
  • Safe Toys
  • Key Questions
  • Practice Good Infection Control
  • WHO Pandemic Alert Phase
  • Healthy Kids, Healthy Care
  • Staying Healthy
  • Are you a face of influenza?
  • Family Planning
  • Stay Home
  • The 233-page Federal Plan in a Nut Shell
  • Signs and symptoms & How does it spread
  • Are there medicines to treat swine flu?
  • Preventing the Spread of Influenza (the Flu) in Child Care Settings: Guidance for Administrators, Care Providers, and Other Staff
  • Preventing Spread of the Flu in Child Care Settings
  • Preventing Spread of the Flu in Child Care Settings
  • Remind children and care providers to wash their hands or use alcohol-based hand cleaners, and make sure that supplies are available to prevent the spread of germs.
  • Keep the child care environment clean and make sure that supplies are available.
  • Remind children and care providers to cover their noses and mouths when sneezing or coughing.
  • Encourage parents of sick children to keep their children home.
  • Resources
  • References


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