This program is designed for pharmacists with direct patient care responsibilities or those consulting with prescribers. This complete practice-based continuing education activity has both live and online components, and provides 20 contact hours.
Throughout the course participants will learn to recognize the public health impact of vaccine-preventable disease in the U.S., to apply CDC vaccination recommendations to individual patients, and to describe requirements for proper vaccine storage and handling.
This two-part course provides background knowledge and hands-on training in the administration of immunizations. In the online, self-study portion of the course, participants will learn to recognize the public health impact of vaccine-preventable disease in the US; practice the application of CDC-recommended vaccinations in individual patient scenarios; and describe requirements for proper vaccine storage and handling. After finishing the online activities, participants will complete live content that has been optimized for COVID-19 in order to complete the course. This includes a 30 minute discussion with the course faculty and successful demonstration of intramuscular and subcutaneous injection technique at your local pharmacy or at the College of Pharmacy.
- Describe the current regulatory status of pharmacist-administered vaccinations in Minnesota.
- Recognize the public health impact of vaccine-preventable disease in the U.S.
- Articulate the levels at which a pharmacist can undertake vaccine advocacy.
- Describe a pharmacist's unique opportunities to contribute to disease prevention in the U.S.
- Discuss basic immunology as it relates to vaccines.
- Describe vaccine-preventable diseases including: influenza, pneumococcal, tetanus, diptheria, pertussis, hepatitis A and B, poliomyelitis, varicella, varicella zoster, measles, mumps, rubella, and human papillomavirus.
- Recognize populations at-risk for vaccine-preventable illnesses.
- Apply CDC vaccination recommendations to individual patients.
- Review patient-specific immunization records and identify vaccine indications.
- Identify patients who have contraindications to vaccine administration.
- Outline treatment procedures for patients experiencing local and systemic adverse effects secondary to vaccine administration.
- Demonstrate proper intramuscular and subcutaneous injection technique.
- Outline documentation requirements for immunizations including informed consent, patient-specific records, pharmacy records, screening forms, and adverse event reporting.
- Recognize the need for communication between pharmacist, patient and primary care provide with respect to vaccine administration.
- Describe requirements for proper vaccine storage and handling.
- Identify liability issues related to vaccine administration
- Describe Medicare reimbursement requirements and processes for vaccine administration.
This application-based activity has been approved for 20 contact hours.
The Universal Activity Number is JA4008105-0000-22-108-H06-P