Pandemics (1.5 Hours)



Based on models from past pandemics – the Spanish Flu (1918), the Asian Flu (1957), and the Hong Kong Flu (1968), the Center for Disease Control (CDC) once estimated that if a pandemic virus hit the US, approximately 200,000 to 2 million people could die. The government further estimated that up to 40% of the workforce could be absent from work at the height of a pandemic wave, causing great potential impact on the social and economic infrastructure. When the H1N1 Pandemic of 2009 occurred, CDC estimated between 151,000 and 575,400 deaths worldwide in the first year. Since then, the implementation of advances in science and preparedness prevented outbreaks from reaching pandemic proportions. Great strides have been made in monitoring and detection, risk assessment, prevention, and treatment. The Department of Health and Human Services Pandemic Influenza Plan, an update of the 2005 National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza Implementation Plan, outlines the roles and responsibilities of governmental and nongovernmental entities, and clearly indicates the center of gravity for pandemic response at the community level. According to the plan, all institutions and businesses should develop pandemic plans. This course focuses on awareness of pandemic threats and provides information used to form the basis of preparedness and prevention for an organization.

CE Broker
Approval Number: 20-871335
Provider Number: 50-31808

Additional information




Anyone in a position to control the content of an educational activity is required to disclose to the accredited provider their relevant financial relationships. In accordance with these standards, all potential conflicts of interests have been resolved. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she (or spouse/domestic partner) has a financial relationship   in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the course content over which the individual has control. 

The course SME reports no financial relationships relevant to the content of this course. 

Methods and CE Requirements: 

This online course consists of a combined total of 1 learning modules. Individuals are eligible to receive a total of 1.5 hours of continuing education by completing all modules within this course. Participants must complete the media-based video lectures, lesson tests and all required course components to claim continuing education credit. 

Important Note: 

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