View Entire Collection
By Clinical Topic
By State Requirement
Diabetes – Summer 2012
Future of Nursing Initiative
Heart Failure - Fall 2011
Influenza - Winter 2011
Nursing Ethics - Fall 2011
Trauma - Fall 2010
Traumatic Brain Injury - Fall 2010
Fluids & Electrolytes
Michael T. Brady, M.D., and colleagues from the AAP's Committee on Infectious Diseases, updated recommendations for routine use of trivalent seasonal influenza vaccine and antiviral medications for the prevention and management of influenza in children for the 2012 to 2013 season.
The committee made three main points regarding vaccination for the upcoming season. Firstly, the 2012 to 2013 trivalent influenza vaccine contains A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)-like antigen (derived from influenza A [H1N1] pdm09 [pH1N1] virus); A/Victoria/ 361/2011 (H3N2)-like antigen; and B/Wisconsin/1/2010-like antigen. The influenza A (H3N2) and B antigens are different from those in the 2010 to 2011 and 2011 to 2012 seasonal vaccines. Secondly, all individuals, including children and adolescents aged ≥6 months during the 2012 to 2013 season, should be vaccinated. Third, for children aged 6 months through 8 years of age an updated dosing algorithm for administration of influenza vaccine has been created.
"Pediatricians, nurses, and all health care personnel should promote influenza vaccine use and infection control measures," the authors write. "In addition, pediatricians should promptly identify influenza infections to enable rapid treatment, when indicated, to reduce morbidity and mortality."
Sign up for our free enewsletters to stay up-to-date in your area of practice - or take a look at an archive of prior issues
Join our CESaver program to earn up to 100 contact hours for only $34.95
Explore a world of online resources
Back to Top