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Vaccinating Adults and Adolescents: An Immunization Program for Pharmacists
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This program is designed specifically to train pharmacists and pharmacy students to participate in an Immunization program for adults and adolescents. The content derived from the CDC program "Epidemiology & Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases" and adapted to Washington State specific pharmacy law and practice. By completing this course, pharmacists can earn 15 hours of continuing education credit while becoming certified to administer adult and adolescent vaccines.

10/21/2014
When: Early Bird Pricing Ends: October 16, 2014
October 21, 2014 1:00-4:30 PM
Where: WSPA Conference Facility
411 Williams Ave S
Renton, Washington  98057
United States
Presenter: Jenny Arnold, Pharm.D., BCPS
Contact: Rahwa Zerai
425-228-7171


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This program is designed specifically to train pharmacists and pharmacy students to participate in an Immunization program for adults and adolescents. The content derived from the CDC program "Epidemiology & Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases" and adapted to Washington State specific pharmacy law and practice. By completing this course, pharmacists can earn 15 hours of continuing education credit while becoming certified to administer adult and adolescent vaccines.

PART 1 - DIDACTIC TRAINING: CDC Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
Faculty: Iyabode Akinsanya-Beysolow, MD, MH, FAAP, Medical Officer, CDC, NCIRD, William Atkinson, MD, MPH, Medical Epidemiologist, CDC/NCIRD, Andrew Kroger, MD, MPH, Medical Officer, CDC/NCIRD, Mona Saralya, MD, MPH, Medical Officer, CDC/NCIRD, Donna Weaver, MN, RN, Nurse Educator, CDC/NCIRD and Target Audience Content Expert, Angela Calcugar, MD, MPH, Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, CDC. ACPE UAN: 0130-0000-12-048-H04-P | 12 hours home study | Initial release date 6/1/2012 | Expiration date 6/1/2015 | Activity Type: Knowledge  Participants will receive the CDC

Participants will receive the link to the CDC Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Didactic and the link to the Immunization Works. The Immunization Works link includes valuable tools to set up your vaccine practice including Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (Pink Book), The easy-to-reference Pink Book contains updated, comprehensive information on each vaccine-preventable disease, as well as the latest information on principles of vaccination, general recommendations on immunization, immunization strategies for healthcare practices and providers and vaccine safety.

At the completion of this program, the participant will be able to:
Describe the difference between active and passive immunity.
Discuss characteristics of live attenuated and inactivated vaccines.
Describe each vaccine-preventable disease, including the causative agent for the disease.
List the groups at highest risk for each vaccine-preventable disease.
Identify those for whom routine immunization is recommended for each vaccine-preventable disease.
Describe characteristics of the vaccine used to prevent each disease. (Characteristics may include schedule, contraindications and/or adverse reactions).

Participants will view the web on demand, which will take about 12 hours.  An open-book post-test must be completed with a score of at least 70% correct responses. Pharmacists will receive credit for a total of 12 hours CPE after successfully completing this par. The Washington State Pharmacy Association will upload the CE to the CPE Monitor within 6-8 weeks after successfully completing this activity.

PART 2 – PRACTICUM TRAINING Vaccinating Adults & Adolescents: An Immunization Program Practicum Session
Faculty: Jenny Arnold, Pharm.D., BCPS, Director of Pharmacy Practice Development, Washington State Pharmacy Association ACPE UAN: 0130-0000-13-027-L01-P |3 hours live | Initial release date 6-1-2013 | Expiration date 6-1-2016 | Activity Type: Application

The practicum session involves hands-on training about pharmacist provision of immunizations. The practicum covers how to establish an immunization program in your pharmacy, collaborative drug therapy agreements, protocols, documentation forms, updated guidelines, vaccine storage and handling, work flow tips, and reimbursement. Participants give and receive injections and prepare for adverse events. The live practicum is accompanied by the text, Immunization: a Manual for Pharmacists, published by WSPA.  This manual includes review of WA State pharmacy laws authorizing administration of vaccines, a collaborative prescribing protocol template, international travel vaccine recommendations, screening tools, protocols for management of anaphylactic reactions, WA Dept of Health administration consent records, vaccine administration guidelines, reporting, and financial considerations and reimbursement.

At the completion of this program, the participant will be able to:
Review the course and guidelines for establishing an immunization program
Review management of adverse reactions
Understand the importance of Health care provider vaccinations
Discuss tools, guidelines and laws for vaccination
Discuss major indications for adult and adolescent vaccinations
Describe required documentation requirements
Demonstrate proper injection technique and procedures

Registrants must attend the activity, sign-in, and complete and submit the official evaluation form at the end of the activity to receive credit. Pharmacists will receive a total of 3 hours CPE for completion of this part. The Washington State Pharmacy Association will upload the CE to the CPE Monitor within 6-8 weeks of this activity.

PART 3 – CPR (No CE, external- on your own)
In order to receive an immunization certificate, you must have a current adult CPR card. CPR training is not included in this program. If your CPR card is not up-to-date, please complete CPR training and provide proof of CPR certification to the WSPA.

Immunization Certificate of Completion:

In order to receive your certificate of completion for the Immunization training program, you must successfully complete all three parts of the immunization program within one year of the practicum date. The steps do not need to be completed in succession.  A Certificate of Completion will be mailed by WSPA upon successful completion of the program in its entirety.



The Washington State Pharmacy Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.



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