Step by Step






Credit Hours: CME 0.50

Target Audience:

This activity is directed to physicians who take care of hospitalized children, medical students, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants working in the emergency room, intensive care unit, or hospital wards.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Review what influenzae strains are active early in the 2019-2020 flu season
  • Review the concept of immune imprinting pertaining to Influenzae.
  • Review treatment of flu for the hospitalized patient


    There is no educational content to this course. This course is designed to only administer the post-test and collect CME evaluations for the podcast associated with this training.

Suggested Additional Reading:

  1. Gostic KM, Bridge R, Brady S, Viboud C, Worobey M, Lloyd-Smith JO. Childhood immune imprinting to influenza A shapes birth year-specific risk during seasonal H1N1 and H3N2 epidemics. PLoS Pathog, 2019; 15(12): e1008109.
  4. Jefferson T, Rivetti A, Di Pietrantonj C, Demicheli V. Vaccines for preventing influenza in healthy children. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2018;2(2):CD004879. Published 2018 Feb 1. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD004879.pub5.

John V. Williams, MD — Chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Children's Hospital Pittsburgh, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Dr. Williams is a consultant for the following entities, Scientific Advisory Board, Quidel; Scientific Advisory Board, ID Connect; Independent Data Monitoring Committee, GlaxoSmithKline
Tony R. Tarchichi MD — Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC.) Paul C . Gaffney Diagnostic Referral Group
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.
No other members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

This activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Creditâ„¢

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.