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Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certificate Program


The minimum number of registration required for this program has been met and the course will run.

Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery is an innovative and interactive training program that teaches pharmacists the skills necessary to become a primary source for vaccine information and administration. The program teaches the basics of immunology and focuses on practice implementation and legal/regulatory issues. This ACPE activity does not provide a certification in this topic but rather advanced professional training in the form of a certificate.

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.

Module 1. Pharmacists, Vaccines, and Public Health
Module 2. Overview of Immunology and Vaccine Development
Module 3. Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
Module 4. Patient Care Considerations for Immunizing Pharmacists
Module 5. Operating a Pharmacy-Based Immunization Program

 

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 on each other.

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.
More information on the Immunization Certificate can be found on APhA's website here.
 
 
Course will be held at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
 
UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Beard Hall, Room TBD
301 Pharmacy Lane
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
 
*One you have accessed the self study modules a full refund can no longer be given. A partial refund may still be awarded if our office is notified more than two weeks before the live session date. No refunds will be given less than two weeks prior to the live session.
 
Cancelation: Individuals who register for a course and cancel between 2 weeks and up to 48 hours prior to the program will receive a 70% refund. If you cancel more than 2 weeks in advance of the course, there is a $10.00 cancelation fee. No refund will be given for individuals who cancel less than 48 hours prior to the program. Cancelations MUST be in writing (fax, mail or email). If possible, please notify us of this change prior to the program.

Date: Feb 23, 2019 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Fee

$375.00

CE Hours

20.00

CE Units

2.000

Registration closes on Feb 16, 2019 11:55 PM

Activity Type

  • Knowledge

Target Audience(s)

  • Pharmacists

Accreditation(s)

Participants have 60 days from the start of their program to claim CE credit and verify it has been upload to CPE Monitor. If your program requires the completion of a post test/eval/survey those items MUST be done before that 60 day window closes to receive credit for that program. Statements of credit can be viewed and printed from CPE Monitor. Statements of credit will no longer be printed and mailed to the participant. **No partial individual session credit will be given**
 
REGISTRATION NOTE: During the registration process, if a fee is required, please enter the zip code associated with your credit card's BILLING ADDRESS. For security purposes payments are processed through a separate system, so when prompted, please click “ok” to be taken to that site and complete your registration. Upon successful registration of this program you will receive an email confirmation/receipt and will be returned to this program page. When you are retuned to this page you will see a note at the top of the page reading “You are registered for this program.”
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If paying by check please mail to the address below:

UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Attn: Continuing Education
301 Pharmacy Lane, CB# 7574 Beard Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
 
 
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
The University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. To receive CE credit, participants must complete the CE attendance form and the online evaluation of the program (instructions to be emailed). Statements of credit can be viewed and printed in CPE Monitor in approximately 2 to 3 weeks. **No partial credit will be available**

Co-Sponsor(s)

UNC ESOP

 

 

Registration Closed  

The minimum number of registration required for this program to run has been met.

 

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.

 

Module 1. Pharmacists, Vaccines, and Public Health

At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the effects of immunizations on morbidity and mortality rates of vaccine-preventable diseases in the United States.
  • Discuss Healthy People 2020 goals for vaccination rates in the United States.
  • Explain the recent expansion of the role of pharmacists as vaccine providers and describe the status of pharmacists’ authorization to administer vaccines throughout the United States.
  • Describe strategies for pharmacists to advocate for pharmacy-based delivery of vaccines.
  • Discuss the role of pharmacists as immunizers in emergency preparedness activities.
  • Identify resources that are useful for immunization providers and educators.

 

Module 2. Overview of Immunology and Vaccine Development

At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the differences between active and passive immunity and describe key elements of each process.
  • Explain how vaccines elicit an immune response and provide protection from disease.
  • Describe the characteristics of and distinctions among live vaccines, inactivated vaccines, polysaccharide vaccines, and recombinant vaccines.
  • Discuss the rationale for timing of vaccine administration and intervals between doses, including vaccine-vaccine spacing and vaccine-antibody spacing.
  • Describe principles of herd immunity.

 

Module 3. Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the epidemiology, clinical features, and potential complications of diseases that can be prevented with vaccines.
  • Identify vaccines available in the U.S. market for each vaccine-preventable disease and describe their features.
  • Identify the contraindications and precautions for the use of vaccines available in the United States.
  • Use recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices to identify target groups for receipt of each vaccine.

     

Module 4. Patient Care Considerations for Immunizing Pharmacists

At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify patients with immunization needs.
  • Given a patient case, select appropriate vaccines using an immunization schedule from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, and identify appropriate timing, doses, and routes of administration.
  • Discuss the rationale for timing for vaccine administration and intervals between doses, including vaccine-vaccine spacing and vaccine-antibody spacing.
  • Recall recommended patient screening questions for vaccination and identify valid contraindications for vaccinations.
  • Educate patients about the benefits of vaccines and address common concerns about vaccines.
  • Provide accurate information that addresses common myths about vaccines.
  • Describe the roles of the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System in managing vaccine safety.
  • Educate patients about potential adverse reactions following the receipt of a vaccine and how to manage them.
  • Explain appropriate techniques for intramuscular, subcutaneous, intradermal, and intranasal administration of vaccines.
  • Describe the signs and symptoms of adverse reactions to vaccines and procedures that pharmacists should follow to manage various adverse reactions.
  • Describe appropriate documentation and follow-up after vaccine administration.

 

Module 5. Operating a Pharmacy-Based Immunization Program

At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe important considerations when deciding which vaccines to offer.
  • Describe physical space requirements for a vaccine service.
  • Discuss Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations for the prevention of employee exposure to bloodborne pathogens and needlestick injury at worksites where immunizations are administered.
  • Outline principles and procedures for vaccine storage and handling.
  • Discuss workflow options for administering vaccines in pharmacy practice.
  • Identify marketing strategies that can be used to promote a pharmacy-based immunization service.
  • Explain potential options for obtaining reimbursement and compensation for vaccines and vaccine administration.
  • Describe liability issues related to vaccine administration, including the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

Activity Number

0202-9999-16-144-H01-P

CE Hours

12.00
Registration Closed  

Registration Closed  

The minimum number of registration required for this program to run has been met.
Final determination of the course running will be made in early February. You will recieve the home study portion materials once registration has hit the minimum number. If the course is canceled you will be notified and money refunded.
 

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 on each other.

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. 
 
TENTATIVESEMINAR AGENDA
Registration/Check-in and Continental Breakfast
Welcome, Introductions and Acknowledgements
Clinical Review
Morning Break (refreshments provided)
Managing a Pharmacy-Based Immunization Program
Strategies for Increasing Immunization Rates
Lunch (provided)
Applying ACIP Immunization Schedules
Communicating with Patients
Afternoon Break (snack provided)
Vaccine Administration Technique
Transitional/ Summary Remarks
Skills Training and Assessment

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Dennis Williams, PharmD
UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy


Brief Bio : Dennis M. Williams, PharmD, is Associate Professor of Pharmacotherapy in the School of Pharmacy, the University of North Carolina (UNC), at Chapel Hill. He is also a Clinical Specialist of pulmonary medicine at UNC Hospitals. Dr. Williams earned his pharmacy degree at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy in Lexington, where he received his Doctorate of Pharmacy degree in 1981. He is board certified in pharmacotherapy practice and is a certified asthma educator. Dr. Williams is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the American Pharmaceutical Association, the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists, and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, among others. He has served on the Joint Committee of the American Pharmacists Association and American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, and as a consultant to the Orange County Health Department and the Health Sciences Consortium. He has been a co-investigator or principal investigator in numerous research trials. His work has been published in many medical publications and journals, among them The Journal of Asthma, the Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association, the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, and the Pharmaceutical Development and Technology. Dr. Williams is a member of the editorial advisory boards for Asthma and Allergies and the Journal of Pharmacy Practice and is a reviewer for the American Journal of Managed Care, the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, and Clinical Pharmacy, among others. He has also lectured widely on the topics of asthma, inhalation therapies, and effective patient education.

Activity Number

0202-9999-16-145-L01-P

CE Hours

8.00
Registration Closed