APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Program Information

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About the Program

There are three required components to completing the APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program (14th Edition).

One

Self-study, 12-hour program

The first component of the APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program (14th Edition) is the completion of the 12-hour self-study.

Two

Live seminar, 8-hour program

The second component of the APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program (14th Edition) is an active learning seminar focusing on pharmacy practice implementation.

Three

Completion of skills assessment and post-seminar activities

After the live seminar, completion of the Skills Training and Assessment is required to pass the program and receive a certificate of completion.

Self-study, 12-hour program

The first component of the APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program (14th Edition) is the completion of the 12-hour self-study. This component must be completed prior to attending the 8-hour, live program. Registered participants will receive instructions about how to access the APhA Dashboard and the enrollment code after successfully registering and paying the program fees. If you do not receive this information within 24 hours of registering, please contact our office.

The self-study learning activity is designed to ensure that all participants have an understanding of vaccine-preventable diseases and the role of pharmacists as vaccine advocates and administrators. There are five learning modules that present in-depth information on immunology, practice implementation, and legal and regulatory issues as noted below, with appropriate references to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) resource publication, Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Disease. The self-study program includes a self-assessment test and real-life case studies that are designed to help reinforce and evaluate participants’ understanding of key information and concepts. Visit the APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Program for the self-study objectives.


8-hour, live seminar

The second component of the APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program (14th Edition) is an active learning seminar focusing on pharmacy practice implementation. The live training seminar is based on the experience of practitioners involved in immunization advocacy and administration.  The training seminar reinforces and expands on the self-study program and addresses areas such as immunization needs, legal and regulatory issues, and injection-technique training.  Participants will be expected to practice giving intramuscular and subcutaneous injections.

The APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Program will be made available to you via a streaming service using Zoom Video Conferencing for its live program dates. The program agenda will remain the same with the exception of the Skills Training and Assessment portion. Registration and check-in will be from 7:30am with the lectures beginning promptly at 8:00am. The lecture portion of the training is tentatively scheduled to end at 5:00pm; however, this timeframe can vary due to the interaction between the lecturers and the students. Visit the APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Program for the live seminar objectives.

Zoom Login Information

The live seminar will be made available to you via a streaming service using Zoom Video Conferencing on the date of your program. You will receive the login information for the Zoom meeting room the week prior to live seminar.  Please be sure to download and test Zoom prior to the live seminar. Technical support will not be provided. Please be sure to download and test Zoom prior to the live seminar, see links below.

Participating in the Live Seminar

  • The APhA is requiring that all participants leave their web camera on to be able to demonstrate active participation in the program.
  • Active participation is required and a minimum of three polling questions regarding attendance will be administrated during the program.
  • Participants who do not leave their web camera on for the entirety of the program and/or who do not participate in the polling questions risk not meeting the program requirements.

All participants are strongly encouraged to obtain CPR or BCLS certification. However, certification is not a prerequisite of the program. A Certificate of Achievement is awarded to participants who successfully complete all program requirements. The Certificate of Achievement is invalid, however, without written proof of current CPR or BCLS certification.

Agenda

TimeContent
7:30 - 8:00 amLogin and check in via Zoom
8:00 - 8:15 amWelcome, Introductions and Acknowledgements
8:15 - 10:00 am Clinical Review
10:00 - 10:15 amMorning Break
10:15 - 12:00 pmClinical Review
Applying ACIP Immunization Schedules
Screening Patients to Identify Contraindications and Precautions
12:00 - 12:30 pmWorking Lunch
12:30 - 2:30 pmAdverse Event Following Vaccination
Communicating with Patients
Managing a Pharmacy-Based Immunization Program
Planning Your Service
Documenting and Re
2:30 - 2:45 pmAfternoon Break
2:45 - 5:00* pmStrategies for Increasing Immunization Rates
Vaccine Administration Techniques
Skills Assessment Directions

*dismissal is dependent upon the length of time it takes to review the required APhA
Program content

Note: For the Skills Training and Assessment submit the APhA Injection Technique Assessment from to the University of Florida College of Pharmacy (cesupport@ahc.ufl.edu) within 30 days of the live seminar to receive the attendance code.

For more details or a print out option, please download the full agenda.


About the Skills Training and Assessment

Participants will be required to complete the Skills Training and Assessment. This assessment is the proper demonstration of administering a sterile injection into a person and must be completed to pass the program and receive the certificate of completion. This must be completed after the live, 12-hour program. This portion of the training will be completed remotely and under the supervision of a certified immunizer. This portion of the training will be completed remotely and under the supervision of a certified immunizer. The certified immunizer can be someone from within your organization, a colleague or a friend who is licensed and certified to administer injections. This person does not have to be a pharmacist.  Any trained medical professional certified to provide immunization services can oversee this technique demonstration.

The injection assessment must be completed on a live person and this person will need to sign-off that he/she received the sterile injection.  This person must be at least 18 years and consent to receiving the sterile injection. The person receiving the injection does not need to be a pharmacist – only a willing participant. The certified immunizer and injectee cannot be the same person and must both be located in room at the same time.  The review of the injection cannot occur via a video streaming or recorded platform. It must be live and in-person.  

A key component to successfully passing the course is the administration of a sterile injection under the review of a licensed immunizer.  To be able to complete this step you will need the proper supplies, see list below. You will have the option to obtain these on your own or to purchase them from the University of Florida Office of Continuing Pharmacy Education for $25.00.

  • Non-latex, non-powder gloves: 2 pairs
  • 1 ml OR 3ml x 25G x 1” safety syringe: QTY 3
  • 1ml OR 3ml x 25G x 5/8” safety syringe  : QTY 2
  • Bandaids/bandages : QTY 3
  • Alcohol swabs : QTY 3
  • Cotton Balls : QTY 3
  • Sodium Chloride 0.9% (Single dosage vial 10 ml or smaller): QTY 1

How to Receive Credit and Pass the Program

APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program is approved for a total of 20.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit (2.0 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Numbers (UAN) for this activity are listed below.

  • Successful completion of the self-study component involves passing the self-study assessment with a grade of 70% or higher and will result in 12 contact hours of CPE credit (1.2 CEUs). ACPE UAN: 0202-0000-20-179-H06-P / 0202-9999-20-179-H06-P
  • Successful completion of the live seminar component involves attending the full live seminar, successfully completing the injection technique assessment, and completing the online assessment and evaluation. Successful completion of this component will result in 8 contact hours of CPE credit (0.8 CEU). ACPE UAN: 0202-0000-20-180-L06-P / 0202-9999-20-180-L06-P

To obtain 20.0 contact hours of CPE credit (2.0 CEUs) for APhA’s APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program, the learner must complete all components listed above, and CLAIM credit for each component. Participants will need to have a valid APhA (pharmacist.com) username and password, as well as a CPE Monitor account to claim credit. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript. The Certificate of Achievement will be available online upon successful completion of the necessary activity requirements on the participant’s My Training page.

APhA continuing pharmacy education policy provides you with two opportunities to successfully complete the continuing pharmacy education assessment. Please note that you will not be permitted to submit the assessment a third time. The current policy of the APhA Education Department is not to release the correct answers to any of our CPE tests. This policy is intended to maintain the integrity of the CPE activity and the assessment.


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