There are three components to the certificate training program:
- 12 hour (1.2 CEU) self-study modules with case studies and assessment exam
- 8.0 hour (0.80 CEU) live seminar with final exam
- Hands-on assessment of intramuscular and subcutaneous injection technique
Self-Study Modules Description and Learning Objectives
The self-study learning activity is designed to ensure that all participants have an understanding of vaccine-preventable diseases and the role of pharmacists as vaccine advocates and administrators. There are five learning modules that present in-depth information on immunology, practice implementation, and legal and regulatory issues as noted below, with appropriate references to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) resource publication, Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Disease. The self-study program includes a self-assessment test and real-life case studies that are designed to help reinforce and evaluate participants' understanding of key information and concepts.
Live Training Seminar Description and Learning Objectives
The second part of the certificate training program is an active learning seminar focusing on pharmacy practice implementation. The live training seminar is based on the experience of practitioners involved in immunization advocacy and administration. The training seminar reinforces and expands on the self-study program and addresses areas such as immunization needs, legal and regulatory issues, and injection-technique training. Participants will be expected to practice giving intramuscular and subcutaneous injections.
Date: May 29, 2015 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Registration closes on May 22, 2015 11:00 PM
- Practice Based
The University of Findlay College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of contiuning pharmacy education.
Registration closes on May 22, 2015
at 11:00 PM
After completing the live seminar, participants will be able to:
- Describe strategies for increasing immunization rates, including physician collaborations, community level activities, and immunization coalition activities.
- Review adult patient cases and make patient-specific recommendations based on the appropriate immunization schedule.
- Review a pediatric patient case and make patient-specific recommendations based on the appropriate immunization schedule.
- Demonstrate effective strategies for communicating with patients who have concerns about vaccines.
- Describe current evidence that explores the relationship between autism and vaccines.
- Describe a process for administering vaccines in a community pharmacy.
- Identify the signs and symptoms of adverse reactions that can occur after vaccination.
- Describe procedures for management of patients with adverse reactions to vaccination that constitute an emergency.
- List the steps for intranasal administration of the live attenuated influenza vaccine.
- Demonstrate appropriate intramuscular and subcutaneous injection techniques for adult immunization.
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