Look at this screen shot from Google.org Flu Trends for indicators of Flu activity in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for the 2007-2008 flu season.
During the 2007-2008 Flu season when would the best time have been to schedule influenza related training?
Based on this trend line you might decide to offer influenza related training every January. But influenza might not arrive in your community until February or March. By then the training is forgotten or certainly diluted by other training.
Or it might arrive before you can deliver the training.
During the 2009-2010 Flu season when would the best time have been to schedule influenza related training?
Does your system have monitoring systems in place to schedule training for when it is needed?
On September 1, 2011, I am discussing online education trends at EMS World Expo. One of my key points is the importance of data to make training assignments.
How does your organization use bio-surveillance data to make training assignments?