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Vaccinating Adults and Adolescents: An Immunization Program for Pharmacists
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Early Bird pricing ends 1-11-2018. 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" are adapted to Washington State specific pharmacy law and practice. This course, gives pharmacist 17 hours of continuing education credit while becoming certified to administer adult and adolescent vaccines.

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When: Tuesday January 16, 2018
1-4:30 PM
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WSPA Conference Facility
411 Williams Ave S
Renton, Washington  98057
United States
Contact: Akilah Williams
425-228-7171 ext: 0


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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" are adapted to Washington State specific pharmacy law and practice. By completing this course, pharmacists can earn 17 hours of continuing education credit while becoming certified to administer adult and adolescent vaccines.

WSPA Immunization Homestudy: CDC Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
Faculty: Donna Weaver, RN, MN, Communications and Education Branch (CEB), Immunization Services Division (ISD), National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), Andrew Kroger, MD, MPH, Communications and Education Branch (CEB), Immunization Services Division (ISD), National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), JoEllen Wolicki, BSN, RN, Communications and Education Branch (CEB), Immunization Services Division (ISD), National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), Raymond Strikas, MD, MPH, Communications and Education Branch (CEB), Immunization Services Division (ISD), National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), Candice Robinson, MD, MPH, Communications and Education Branch (CEB), Immunization Services Division (ISD), National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD)
ACPE UAN: 0130-0000-17-019-H01-P | 14 hours home study | Initial release date 2/15/2017 | Expiration date 2/15/2020 | Activity Type: Knowledge

Participants will receive the link to the CDC Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Didactic and Pink Book. The 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 videos on-line, and take an open-book post-test. A minimum score of 70% correct responses must be received in order to receive credit. Pharmacists will receive credit for a total of 14 hours CPE after successfully completing this part. The Washington State Pharmacy Association will upload the CE to the CPE Monitor within 2-4 days 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: 0130-0000-16-012-L01-P |3 hours live | Initial release date 6-1-2016 | Expiration date 6-1-2019 | 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.

At the completion of this program, the participant will be able to:
• Review the guidelines for establishing an immunization program
• Review management of adverse reactions
• Discuss 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, complete and submit the official evaluation form and login the secret code to the WSPA education portal to receive credit. At the end of the activity you will be provided with a secret code, you will need to follow the Live Event CE Upload Instructions and go on-line to the WSPA Education Portal to submit your secret code. Pharmacists will receive a total of 3 hours CPE for completion of this part.

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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