IMMUNIZATION CERTIFICATION COURSE

HOSTED BY: SULLIVAN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF PHARMACY

DATE: Friday, April 20, 2018 –  8:30AM – 4:30PM (CHECK-IN 8:00AM – 8:30AM)

LOCATION: SULLIVAN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF PHARMACY | 2100 GARDINER LANE, LOUISVILLE, KY 40205 | Study Rooms C & D

DEADLINE TO SIGN UP: Friday, April 13, 2018

COST OF ENROLLMENT: (INCLUDES ALL TRAINING MATERIALS) | STUDENTS – $150 | PRECEPTORS – $250 | PHARMACISTS – $350

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 and for all APhA accreditation information and policies, please visit APhA’s website, http://www.pharmacist.com/pharmacy-based-immunization-delivery.

Seminar Agenda:

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

Faculty:
Dr. Julie Burris
Assistant Professor, Sullivan University College of Pharmacy
jburris@sullivan.edu

Dr. Amanda Jett
Assistant Professor, Sullivan University College of Pharmacy
ajett@sullivan.edu

*Faculty have declared no conflicts of interest of financial interest in any product or service mentioned in this program

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.

Refund Policy: [The fees for the program and a clear statement of the items which are and are not covered by those fees, as well as any applicable deadlines for pre-program cancellations and fee refunds]