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APhA's Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certificate Program
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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. The program, which emphasizes a health care team approach, seeks to foster the implementation of interventions that will promote disease prevention and public health.

11/26/2017
When: Sunday, November 26, 2017
TBD
Where: Queen's Medical Center - Queen Emma Tower 4th Floor Conference Room
1301 Punchbowl St
Honolulu, Hawaii  96813
United States
Contact: Marcella Chock
808-271-4224


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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. 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: 

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, here.

Seminar Agenda:

  1. Check-in and Continental Breakfast
  2. Welcome, Introductions and Acknowledgements
  3. Clinical Review
  4. Morning Break
  5. Managing a Pharmacy-Based Immunization Program
  6. Strategies for Increasing Immunization Rates
  7. Lunch
  8. Applying ACIP Immunization Schedules
  9. Communicating with Patients
  10. Afternoon Break
  11. Vaccine Administration Technique
  12. Transitional/Summary Remarks
  13. Skills Assessment

Pricing: 

  • Non-Members: $420
  • Members: $220
  • Student Members: $155

Faculty Marcella Chock, PharmD – Hawaii Pharmacists Association Galen Chock, MD – American Academy of Pediatrics, Hawaii Chapter

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 PharmacyBased Immunization Delivery certificate training program is approved for 12 contact hours (1.2 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit (UAN 0202-9999-17-160-H06-P). The live training seminar is approved for 8 contact hours (0.8 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education credit (UAN 0202-9999-17-161-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.

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.

Refund Policy: Registration Deadline November 18, 2017 Saturday. No refunds given after code redemption and November 25, 2017. $25 processing fee for cancellations submitted prior to November 25, 2017 and program code have not been redeemed.

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