Informative Speech : Attention Getter For Influenza

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I. Introduction A. Attention-getter 1. “Hi, I’m Tonya. I’ll be your nurse today. I’m going to be installing your virus protection software via this syringe”. a. Influenza hits every year, without fail. How can we be better prepared for it? b. Thousands become ill, become hospitalized and some even die from complications of the flu. 2. According to the CDC October 6th, 2017, estimates that flu-related hospitalizations since 2010 ranged from 140,000 to 710,000, while flu- related deaths are estimated to have ranged from 12,000 to 56,000. B. Reason to listen 1. Influenza impacts us all. It is a non-discriminate virus that will infect everyone no matter their race or creed. 2. Knowing how to properly prevent getting influenza will greatly increase your chances of getting it. C. Credibility statement 1. I have been a nurse for 23 years. I have given a lot of influenza vaccinations. I have had numerous in-services and training on influenza. 2. I have taken care of people with influenza, both mild and severe cases. 3. I have also done research recently to make sure there wasn’t anything I have forgotten. D. Thesis statement: Understanding influenza, the importance of getting the vaccination and learning prevention will help you avoid catching influenza. E. Preview of main points: Today I am going to inform you about the influenza virus. 1. First, I will explain what influenza is and

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