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PCP Announces Live APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Training Program at USciences
Published on December 3, 2014
The Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at University of the Sciences Announces Live APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Training Programs
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
University of the Sciences, Wilson Hall, Rooms 208-2011
600 S. 43rd St., Philadelphia
For pharmacists interested in becoming licensed to provide immunizations in Pennsylvania,
New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and New York
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.
The purpose of this educational program:
- Provide comprehensive immunization education and training
- Provide pharmacists with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to establish and promote a successful immunization service
- Teach pharmacists to identify at-risk patient populations needing immunizations
- Teach pharmacists to administer immunizations in compliance with legal and regulatory standards
Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program is a practice-based activity conducted in two parts – a self-study learning component and a live training seminar. A Certificate of Achievement will be awarded to participants who successfully complete all program components.
Key learning objectives for the live training seminar:
- Identify opportunities for pharmacists to become involved in immunization delivery.
- Describe how vaccines evoke an immune response and provide immunity.
- Identify the vaccines available on the U.S. market for each vaccine-preventable disease and classify each vaccine as live attenuated or inactivated.
- Outline the target groups for vaccination based on the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices recommendations.
- Review patients’ medical and immunization histories and determine vaccine recommendations based on current immunization schedules.
- Outline the steps involved in establishing a pharmacy-based immunization delivery program.
- Discuss the legal, regulatory, and liability issues involved with pharmacy-based immunization programs.
- Describe the signs and symptoms of adverse reactions that can occur after vaccination and the emergency procedures for management of patients with adverse reactions to vaccination.
- Describe the appropriate technique for administration of the live attenuated influenza vaccine.
- Demonstrate appropriate intramuscular and subcutaneous injection technique for adult immunization.
For a more complete list of program learning objectives, please go to APhA’s website, www.pharmacist.com/ctp.
Morning (Registration/Check-in and Continental Breakfast)
- Welcome, Introductions and Acknowledgements
- Program Overview
- The Importance of Vaccines and The Pharmacist’s Role in Vaccine Delivery
- How Do Vaccines Prevent Disease?
- Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (Part I)
- Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (Part II)
- Identifying Vaccination Needs
- Establishing a Pharmacy-Based Immunization Program
- Practice Implementation
- Adverse Events Following Vaccination and Emergency Preparedness
- Vaccine Administration Technique
- Transitional/ Summary Remarks
- Skills Training and Assessment
- Jean Scholtz, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP
- Karleen Melody, PharmD, BCACP
- Henry Schwartz, PharmD, CDE
Click here to Register: Download PCP APhA Immunization Program_USciences
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