Self-Assessment for Influenza
Do you think you may have the flu?
Take this quick self-assessment. If after reading through this self-assessment you believe you have the flu, follow the guidelines for follow-up and self-care and take a moment to fill out our voluntary flu tracking form. The college will use this information to help track the flu on campus and support people that are sick. Thanks.
- Do you have a fever of 100 degrees F (38C) or higher? Have you had night sweats and/or shaking chills?
- If yes to at least one of these questions, continue to #2
- If no to BOTH questions, go to #6
- Do you have a cough or sore throat?
- If yes, continue to #3
- If no to all of these symptoms, go to #6
- Did the illness come on suddenly (i.e. within a few hours)?
- If yes, continue to #4
- If no, go to #6
- Do you have any ongoing or chronic medical problems such as diabetes, asthma, kidney disease, other compromised immune system or are you pregnant?
- If yes, go to #7
- If no, continue on to #5
- Do you have a rash, neck pain, painful urination, shortness of breath, abdominal pain, severe or persistent vomiting, chest pain, sudden dizziness or confusion?
- If no continue to question #7
- If yes to ANY question on #5, and you are currently a student, please call The Health Center at 360-867-6200 for further assessment. If you are not a student, call your healthcare provider for further assessment.
- The illness may be Influenza or another respiratory or viral illness. Drink plenty of fluids, use ibuprofen or acetaminophen for fever and/or aches and rest. Monitor your temperature with a thermometer, or Tempa-Dots (available at self-care stations within RAD or with your RA). After you have been without fever for 24 hours (without any medication) you may return to normal activity. Flu Self-Care.
- There is a high likelihood that you have Influenza. If you answered yes to question #4 you are at an increased risk for a more serious infection. You should continue to monitor yourself and your temperature. Drink plenty of fluids, use ibuprofen or Tylenol for fever and/or aches and rest. After you have been without fever for 24 hours (without any medication) you may return to normal activity. For voluntary on-line reporting of your illness, fill out our flu tracking form. This will help us track movement of Influenza on our campus (and should only take a minute). Flu Self-Care. If you feel you need to be seen and are a current student, please call The Health Center at 360-867-6200.
If you still feel that you need to be seen by a Healthcare Provider, please call The Health Center at 360-867-6200.