IMPORTANT: UNC Chapel Hill is closely monitoring the ever changing situation around the coronavirus. As it currently stands, the University has transitioned to remote classes and canceled/postponed many events on campus. In following the direction of the University the live class portion of this certificate has been moved from April 4 to May 16, 2020.
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.
Date: May 16, 2020 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Registration closes on May 02, 2020 11:55 PM
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**
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If paying by check please mail to the address below:
301 Pharmacy Lane, CB# 7574 Beard Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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 approximately 2 to 3 weeks after the program and you have completed any needed requirements. **No partial credit will be available**
Dennis Williams, PharmD
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.