Influenza A (H3N2) Brief Survey

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Question:

Is your UCC doing anything differently to treat this year's flu patients?
Since many of our flu patients have come in with ether a low grade or no fever and complaint of persistent cough they have already been ill several days and providers have ordered more chest X-rays and aerosol breathing treatments.
No
no
No
not really
no
Yes.
No
No. Using typical treatment:
Tamiflu if timely, antbx if warranted for secondary bacterial component. Rest, fluids, Tylenol or Advil, sometimes IBU 800mg for severe body aches.
no
No treatment changes from last year. Encouraging immunizations
Testing more patients and treating aggressively. Testing all pregnant patients with symptoms and treating
Giving Tamiflu more often, if we catch it early enough
no
No
No
no
Had to increase the size of our waiting room and add on another provider.
Probably offering more Tamiflu given H3N2 issues.
Providing masks
No. Still treating with Tamiflu and have the option to administer IVF to treat the risk of dehydration for the patients that present with N&V.
No
No
Nothing different.
Adding staff and providers
Providing PPE in lobby for patients
No
NO
...
No
no
Using Tamiflu
no
Yes, we purchased a Veritor test unit
no

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