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Podcast #379: Patient Perspectives of the Flu

Emergency Medical Minute

Release Date: 09/14/2018

Author:  Sam Killian, MD

Educational Pearls:


  • Patients may have certain fears or expectations about the flu based on hearsay and other less reliable sources
  • Taking extra time explaining the risks of the flu may help base these expectations more in reality
  • This includes providing good return precautions and acknowledging that the disease can still be unpredictable