College of Pharmacy Continuing Education

American Pharmacists Association’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery

A Certificate Program for Pharmacists

Hosted by: University of Utah College of Pharmacy
Date:
Friday, September 6, 2019
Time: 7AM – 5PM
Location: College of Pharmacy, 30 S 2000 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

For questions about this program, please contact: Misti Christensen at (801) 581-3402 or misti. christensen@pharm.utah.edu

Only 20 pharmacists will be allowed to participate in this year’s training so register soon!

APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program is based on national educational standards for immunization training from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  This practice-based curriculum represents a fusion of science and clinical pharmacy. The program, which emphasizes a health care team approach, seeks to foster the implementation of interventions that will promote disease prevention and public health.  The purpose of this certificate training program is to prepare pharmacists with comprehensive knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to provide immunization services to patients across the life span.

The goals of this program are to:

Educate pharmacists about:

  • The impact of vaccines on public health.
  • Pharmacists’ roles in immunization.
  • Immunologic principles of vaccine development and immunizations.
  • Vaccine-preventable diseases and the vaccines used to prevent them.
  • Strategies for improving immunization rates.
  • Requirements for pharmacists who provide immunization services.

Prepare pharmacists to:

  • Read an immunization schedule and identify appropriate vaccines for individuals across the life span and with special needs.
  • Educate patients about the benefits of vaccines and dispel myths about vaccines.
  • Safely administer vaccines to patients via subcutaneous, intramuscular, intranasal, and intradermal routes.
  • Operate an immunization service in compliance with legal and regulatory standards.
  • Partner with immunization stakeholders to promote immunizations and the immunization neighborhood.

Direct pharmacists to resources necessary to:

  • Promote public health through immunizations.
  • Access regularly updated information about vaccines and their use.
  • Effectively communicate with patients and other stakeholders about resources.
  • Operate an immunization service in compliance with legal and regulatory standards.

For a complete list of learning objectives for the self-study and live seminar, please visit APhA’s website, http://www.pharmacist.com/pharmacy-based-immunization-delivery .

Seminar Agenda

  • Check-in
  • Welcome, Introductions and Acknowledgements
  • Clinical Review
  • Morning Break
  • Managing a Pharmacy-Based Immunization Program
  • Strategies for Increasing Immunization Rates
  • Lunch on your own
  • Applying ACIP Immunization Schedules
  • Communicating with Patients
  • Afternoon Break
  • Vaccine Administration Technique
  • Transitional/Summary Remarks
  • Skills Assessment

Faculty

Karen Gunning, PharmD

Dave Young, PharmD

 

Accreditation Information

The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The home-study portion of the Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program is approved for 12 contact hours (1.2 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit (UAN 0202-9999-17-160-H06-P). The live training seminar is approved for 8 contact hours (0.8 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education credit (UAN 0202-9999-17-161-L06-P).

 

Initial Release Date: July 15, 2017

Expiration date: July 15, 2020 - PLEASE NOTE:  NO Home Study credit granted after this date; Live Credit can only be granted within 60 days from the day of the seminar attended.

Activity Completion Requirements

To obtain credit for "Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery" complete home study activities, complete both home study and final assessments with a grade of 70% or better, attend the live seminar, successfully complete the injection technique assessment, complete the evaluation, and CLAIM credit. To obtain credit, the Learner must CLAIM credit once each component is completed. Once credit is claimed, Transcripts of CPE will be available online within 24 hours on the Learner’s CPE Monitor profile at www.nabp.net.  The Certificate of Achievement will be available online upon successful completion of the necessary activity requirements on the participant’s “My Training” page on www.pharmacist.com.

Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery: A Certificate Training Program for Pharmacists was developed by the American Pharmacists Association.

Technology Requirements -  Computer and Internet access is required to complete this activity.  Please visit APhA’s website to view the Technology System Requirements to have a positive learning experience. 

The Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program (14th Edition) is an innovative, intensive, and practice-based continuing pharmacy education, based on national educational standards for immunization training from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  This program is designed to educate pharmacists about the professional opportunities for vaccine advocacy and administration.  This practice-based curriculum represents a fusion of science and clinical pharmacy.  The program, which emphasizes a health care team approach, seeks to foster the implementation of interventions that will promote disease prevention and public health.   This program is conducted in two parts: 

Part One – An on-line self-study learning component.  This component is made up of 5 modules with pre-tests, reinforcement exercises to practice what you have learned, and a self-study assessment.   Very Important:  Follow the instructions that will be emailed to you in order to access the on-line APhA course materials and complete the self-study component.  The on-line self-study program and assessment are required to be completed prior to attending.   (Please note that the Pre-Assessment (15 questions) though required, does not have a “passing” grade.  This Pre-Exam is NOT the self-study exam which is completed after the self-study modules.)

Part Two – Live seminar The training seminar reinforces and expands on the self-study program, addressing areas such as applying ACIP immunization schedules, communicating with patients, and injection-technique training.  Speakers for the seminar will include faculty knowledgeable about vaccine preventable diseases, immunizations, and their administration. Participants will be expected to participate in case studies, and practice giving intramuscular and subcutaneous injections. Once you have successfully passed your injection technique assessment, you will be given directions to complete your final assessment, claim your credit, & to print your certificate of achievement. –This can be completed once you have returned home, but within a deadline that will be provided at the conclusion of the seminar.

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