TMA's Flu Fighters Back in Action

TMA's Flu Fighters are back this fall. Their goal is to ensure you have the information you need for 2010-11 seasonal influenza.

Last year in the midst of the H1N1 crisis, members of TMA's Committee on Infectious Diseases combed through data on H1N1 to ensure that TMA members had accurate and timely information. These physicians, called the Flu Fighters, again will provide as-needed updates on this year's flu season.

The Flu Fighters are Wendy Chung, MD, MSPH, Dallas County Health and Human Services' chief epidemiologist; Donald Murphey, MD, medical director of pediatric infectious disease at Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth; Susan Penfield, MD, manager of the Infectious Disease Control Unit at the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS); and Bob Kaspar, MD, physician consultant for DSHS.

Health Care Workers: Get Your Flu Shot
TMA reminds all health care workers to get vaccinated against the flu through a campaign sponsored by TMA's Committee on Infectious Diseases and TMA's Be Wise — ImmunizeSM. The campaign offers these tools:

  • A continuing medical education home-study course, "Increasing Influenza Immunization Coverage of Health Care Workers" (you will earn 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM and 1 credit in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility for completing the course); and
  • An educational poster for your office urging health care workers to protect their patients, themselves, and their families by getting a flu shot.

Call TMA's Knowledge Center at (800) 880-7955 or e-mail knowledge[at]texmed[dot]org to get the CME course and/or poster. For a PDF of the CME booklet and additional resources, visit the TMA website.

The Texas Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Be Wise — Immunize is a service mark of the Texas Medical Association.

Action, Nov. 16, 2010

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