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January 2021 APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certificate Programs


Courses will be held in multiple formats and locations. Expand individual modules to view details BEFORE registering.

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.
 
 
 
*Once 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.
 
Cancellation: If the Office of Continuing Education needs to cancel the program, participants will be fully refunded their registration fees. If the participant requests to cancel they may do so, but certain cancellation fees may apply. Once a participant accesses the home study materials, at any time, only a 50% refund will be given upon participant cancellation. Individuals who do not access the home study materials and request to cancel any time between registration and more than 2 weeks in advance of the live date will be assessed a $10.00 cancellation fee. Individuals who do not access the home study materials and request to cancel between 2 weeks and up to 48 hours prior to the live program will receive a 50% refund. No refund will be given for individuals who cancel less than 48 hours prior to the live program. Cancellations MUST be in writing (fax, mail or email).

Date: Jan 1, 2021 01:00 AM - Jan 9, 2021 05:00 PM

CE Hours

20.00

CE Units

2.000

Registration closes on Jan 07, 2021 11:55 PM

Activity Type

  • Knowledge

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**
 
PAYMENT 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.”
If you are not automatically returned to this page or see only a blank white screen your transaction was not successful, and you will need to try again.

 

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 approximately 2 to 3 weeks after the program and you have completed any needed requirements. **No partial credit will be available**

Support/Credits

 
Home Study Access and Materials
 
Upon successful registration you will be returned to this program page. Be sure to use your credit card’s BILLING ADDRESS on the payment page. Once returned to this page a Course Materials section will be opened. Please download the home study instructions from that section and follow them to access those modules. All home study materials must be complete BEFORE the live training session.
 
Note: Only register for the program ONCE on the APhA site. Any duplicate registrations will be assessed an additional $125 fee.
 
 
Remote Injection Assessment Check-off
 
While we strongly encourage participants to attend the Jan. 9 Chapel Hill Injection Assessment, we understand that travel to the UNC-CH campus may be a limitation. We have some regional locations throughout North Carolina with trained assessors that may be used for this portion of the program. If sites are available, completion of this requirement would be necessary in close proximity of the live program (i.e. within one week due to APhA requirements). Participants will NOT receive the post assessment code, which is required for certificate, until they have successfully completed the injection assessment. If you have questions or concerns regarding the participation on the UNC-CH campus, please reach out to Austin Companion (austin.companion@unc.edu), prior to registering for the program.

 

 

Registration closes on Jan 07, 2021 at 11:55 PM

Registration Closed  

CE Hours
20.00
 
Home Study
Once registered, please access the Course Materials section of this page to download the home study access instructions. You will need to complete these materials prior to the scheduled live sessions.
 
Live Session
The live session consists for two parts: a instruction portion and a injection techniques portion. The instruction portion will be delivered through Zoom. The injection techniques portion will take place in person. Further details on each portion are listed below.
 
Zoom Webinar
The Jan. 5-7 webinar portion of this program will be held from 7p to 9p each night. The program will allow participants to view instruction and the opportunity to ask questions and discussion points with the instructor. Participants must attend online at the scheduled time and for the full duration of this program to earn credit. Attendance will be recorded through zoom, and you must be logged in through a computer, not a mobile device.
 
            In Person Injection Technique
The in person injection technique portion will be held on Jan. 9 in Chapel Hill, NC. Each participant will give and receive 3 saline injections for this portion of the program. Participants will be scheduled to come in at specific times to allow for social distancing and areas to be sanitized between groups.
 
The webinar link, in person location information, and injection schedule will be sent to participants closer to the program dates.
 
Webinar Link: Click Here to Join

Activity Number

0202-9999-20-180-L06-P
Date: 01/05/21 07:00 PM - 01/07/21 09:00 PM

Location

Webinar - Online, Injection Technique - Chapel Hil
Registration Closed  

Registration closes on Jan 07, 2021 at 11:55 PM

Registration Closed  

Home Study
Once registered, please access the Course Materials section of this page to download the home study access instructions. You will need to complete these materials prior to the scheduled live sessions.
 
Live Session
The live session consists for two parts: a instruction portion and a injection techniques portion. The instruction portion will be delivered through Zoom. The injection techniques portion will take place in person. Further details on each portion are listed below.
 
Zoom Webinar
The Jan. 9 webinar portion of this program will be held from 8a to 3p that day. The program will allow participants to view instruction and the opportunity to ask questions and discussion points with the instructor. Participants must attend online at the scheduled time and for the full duration of this program to earn credit. Attendance will be recorded through zoom, and you must be logged in through a computer, not a mobile device.
 
            In Person Injection Technique
The in person injection technique portion will be held on Jan. 9 in Chapel Hill, NC after the webinar is complete. Each participant will give and receive 3 saline injections for this portion of the program. Participants will be scheduled to come in at specific times to allow for social distancing and areas to be sanitized between groups.
 
The webinar link, in person location information, and injection schedule will be sent to participants closer to the program dates.
 

Activity Number

0202-9999-20-180-L06-P
Date: 01/09/21
Time: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

CE Hours

20.00

Fee

$325.00

Location

Webinar - Online, Injection Technique - Chapel Hil
Registration Closed