Prevent Flu Young Audience


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Protect yourself and your loved ones from flu, including H1N1! Presentation suitable for school age children.

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  • H1N1 continues to circulate H1N1 likely to co-circulate with seasonal virus CDC expects surge of illnesses from H1N1 in fall Novel H1N1 can cause severe disease, death People with underlying health problems associated with a high risk of flu complications Young people affected disproportionately; few cases among elderly Showing resistance to antivirals Activity: Have 10 children stand up. Have one out of the 10 children walk to the front of the room. “Every year one out of 10 children gets sick with the flu.” Next have two more of the 10 children come to the front of the classroom. “During a flu pandemic three or four children may become sick with the flu.”
  • Prevent Flu Young Audience

    1. 1. Prevent The Flu for You, Your Family and Friends!
    2. 3. What Flu Fighters Need to Know: <ul><li>Germs </li></ul><ul><li>Viruses </li></ul><ul><li>Influenza Virus = Seasonal and other “Flu” </li></ul><ul><li>Preventing the Flu </li></ul><ul><li>What to do when you are sick </li></ul><ul><li>Be Prepared! </li></ul>
    3. 4. <ul><li>Germs </li></ul><ul><li>Tiny “bugs” that can make people and animals sick </li></ul><ul><li>Germs can be spread from person to person </li></ul><ul><li>Being “infected” means that germs have gotten into your body and can make you sick </li></ul><ul><li>Viruses are one type of germ that can be spread and can make us sick </li></ul>
    4. 5. <ul><li>Influenza = The “Flu” virus </li></ul><ul><li>Flu viruses can make us sick with symptoms like the cold – but may be worse </li></ul><ul><li>Flu virus are unpredictable and change every year </li></ul><ul><li>Seasonal Flu = variety of flu that visits us every year making people sick </li></ul><ul><li>Novel H1N1 Flu = another type of Flu that also makes us sick and that is new this year </li></ul><ul><li>Scientists work hard to find vaccines to prevent Seasonal and other types of Flu </li></ul>
    5. 6. H1N1 Flu Viruses Under the Microscope
    6. 7. Preventing the Flu <ul><li>Get Immunized (seasonal and H1N1) – “Flu Shots” </li></ul><ul><li>Fight the Germs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wash Hands with Soap and Warm Water </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use Hand Sanitizers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cover Coughs and Sneezes (tissue/toss; elbow; wash) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth (other people’s too!) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t Share Food or Drinks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sanitize/Clean Surfaces </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Stay Home if You are Sick </li></ul>
    7. 8. Vaccines – Immunizations help prevent Flu and other Virus infections
    8. 9. Get Your Flu Shots <ul><li>Get your seasonal flu shot every year. </li></ul><ul><li>Get the H1N1 vaccine when it becomes available to you. </li></ul>
    9. 10. Wash Hands <ul><li>Wash hands with soap and water as often as possible. </li></ul><ul><li>Rub hands together for at least 20 seconds (Happy Birthday Song X2) </li></ul>
    10. 11. Use Anti-bacterial Hand Sanitizers <ul><li>If soap and water are not available, use anti-bacterial hand sanitizers. </li></ul><ul><li>Use enough to get hands wet, about a tablespoon </li></ul><ul><li>Rub for 20 seconds until hands are dry </li></ul>
    11. 12. <ul><li>Flu germs spread through the air when you cough or sneeze. </li></ul><ul><li>If you have the flu and sneeze, anyone within 6 feet of your cough or sneeze is at risk of getting sick too </li></ul>
    12. 14. Avoid Touching Eyes, Nose and Mouth <ul><li>Germs spread through openings into your body. If you have flu virus on your hands and you touch your eyes, nose or mouth you might get sick with flu </li></ul>
    13. 15. Cover Your Cough or Sneeze <ul><li>If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into the crook of your arm. This keeps you from getting germs on your hands where they can easily be spread. </li></ul>
    14. 16. Throw Away Tissues <ul><li>Throw away tissues after coughing or sneezing into them. </li></ul><ul><li>Wash Your Hands! </li></ul>
    15. 17. Sanitize Common Surfaces <ul><li>Sanitize or disinfect common surfaces like doorknobs, toys, keyboards, faucets, telephones and shopping cart handles. </li></ul><ul><li>Sanitize by using diluted chlorine bleach and water solution. One tablespoon bleach (no more) per gallon of water. </li></ul>
    16. 18. Stay Home if You are Sick <ul><li>Keep children home from school, day care or camp for at least 24 hours after fever is gone. (Without fever-reducing medicine) </li></ul>A fever is defined as 100 degrees F or 37.8 degrees C
    17. 19. Who Should Get Flu Shots <ul><li>Priority groups for receiving seasonal and H1N1 flu vaccine: </li></ul><ul><li>Get a seasonal vaccination now and H1N1 vaccinations when vaccine is available. Find a flu clinic at </li></ul><ul><li>JCPH offers flu vaccine at it’s regularly scheduled immunization clinics. Call 303-232-6301 to make an appointment. </li></ul>
    18. 20. 5 priority groups for receiving vaccine when it becomes available: <ul><li>pregnant women </li></ul><ul><li>people who live with or care for children younger than 6 months of age </li></ul><ul><li>healthcare and emergency medical services personnel </li></ul><ul><li>persons between the age of 6 months through 24 years of age and, </li></ul><ul><li>people from ages 25 through 64 who are at high risk for novel H1N1 because of chronic health disorders or who are compromised. </li></ul>
    19. 21. When to contact your doctor - children <ul><li>Difficulty breathing, fast breathing </li></ul><ul><li>Bluish or gray skin color </li></ul><ul><li>Not drinking enough fluids </li></ul><ul><li>Severe or persistent vomiting </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-existing medical conditions (like diabetes, asthma) that could be worsened by flu </li></ul><ul><li>Not waking up, not interacting, irritability </li></ul><ul><li>Symptoms improve then return </li></ul><ul><li>Contact your doctor’s office before going. </li></ul>
    20. 22. When to contact your doctor - adults <ul><li>Difficulty breathing, shortness of breath </li></ul><ul><li>Sudden dizziness or confusion </li></ul><ul><li>Severe or persistent vomiting </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-existing medical conditions (like pregnancy, diabetes, asthma) that could be worsened by flu </li></ul><ul><li>Symptoms improve then return </li></ul><ul><li>Contact your doctor’s office before going. </li></ul>
    21. 23. Prepare and Plan <ul><li>Prepare for an emergency that might require staying at home a week or more </li></ul><ul><li>Keep basics like food/medications and the necessities to care for ill family members </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare to keep your family functioning and supervised if you get sick </li></ul>
    22. 24. #1 Way to Prevent Illness <ul><li>Wash Your Hands! </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>After the bathroom </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>After playing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Before/after cooking eating </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>After cleaning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>When around sick people </li></ul></ul></ul>
    23. 25. Colorado HELP Line