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Monday 11:44 CST, January 26, 2015

Strategies for Improving Rapid Influenza Testing in Ambulatory Settings (SIRAS)


Now available!

  • Updated for the current Flu Season
  • Improved Course Design
    • Four short, 30-minute courses
    •  Free CE credits
    • Ability to view and print transcripts anytime
  • Available on I-pads & Tablets
  • Easy access to videos & resources 
  • Enroll in the course


The Joint Commission and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would like to thank Copan Diagnostics for their contribution in producing these instructional videos.

This acknowledgement is not an endorsement or recommendation of any specific commercial product by The Joint Commission or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Take Advantage – Free Online Education Courses. 
Four 30-minute courses created with the busy clinician in mind.

Did you know? 

  • Seasonal influenza affects 5% to 20% of the population each year in the United States, and is associated with more than 200,000 hospitalizations each year.
  • Healthy people are at risk of complications from influenza too, not just those with chronic illness and vulnerable populations. 
  • You do NOT need to order a Rapid Influenza Diagnostic Test (RIDT) for every patient who exhibits flu symptoms in order to make a diagnosis of influenza.
  • Understanding basic information about RIDTs minimizes the chance of being misled by a false-positive or false-negative result and will help you correctly interpret results.
  • Proper sample collection by trained staff is a major determinant in obtaining accurate results.

Get Your Practice Ready for the Flu Season

  • Learn WHEN to order a  Rapid Influenza Diagnostic Influenza Test (RIDT)
  • Know HOW to interpret RIDT results
  • Understand HOW to use local epidemiologic information, clinical presentation and RIDT results to assist with the diagnosis and treatment of influenza in your practice setting 
  • Learn HOW to properly collect respiratory samples for influenza testing


Enroll In the Course NOW


Free Rapid Influenza Testing Online Course

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