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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.

8/25/2018
When: Saturday, August 25, 2018
From 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Where: Trussville Civic Center
5381 Trussville-Clay Road
Trussville, Alabama  35173
United States
Contact: Danielle Cole
334-271-4222 ext. 3


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American Pharmacists Association's Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery
A Certificate Program for Pharmacists

   APhA's Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program (14th edition) 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 for the self-study and live seminar, please visit APhA’s website, http://www.pharmacist.com/pharmacy-based-immunization-delivery.


Activity Type: Practice-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists in all practice settings
Learning Level: Level 3

APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program has two components: a self-study learning activity and an active learning seminar focusing on pharmacy practice and implementation. 

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.

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.

Note:  All participants are strongly encouraged to obtain CPR or BCLS certification; however, certification is not a prerequisite of the program.  A Certificate of Achievement is awarded to participants who successfully complete all program requirements.  The Certificate of Achievement is invalid without written proof of current CPR or BCLS certification.

View key learning objectives for the live training seminar, activity completion requirements, and CPE information.

Cost
APA Member Rate: $325
Non-Member Rate: $425

Please be advised that this program is subject to postponement or cancellation if the required minimum number of registrants is not met at least 15 days prior to the program.


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

Michael Hogue, Pharm.D., FAPhA, FNAP
Associate Dean, Center for Faith and Health
Professor of Pharmacy
College of Health Sciences,
Samford University
Birmingham, AL

Refunds
If you are unable to attend the program, please notify APA in writing.  No refunds for cancellations will be made on or after August 17, 2018. Cancellations made prior to August 17th will receive a refund minus a $25 processing fee.  Additionally, participants who redeem an enrollment code will be charged a fee of $150 regardless of whether or not they complete any portion of the self-study.  Refunds will not be given for inclement weather.


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 (UAN0202-9999-17-160-H06-P).The live training seminar is approved for 8 contact hours (0.8 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education credit (UAN0202-9999-17-161-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.


All participants are strongly encouraged to obtain CPR or BCLS certification.  However, certification is not a prerequisite of the program.  A Certificate of Achievement is awarded to participants who successfully complete all program requirements.  The Certificate of Achievement is invalid, however, without written proof of current CPR or BCLS certification.

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.


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