APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery


Program Details

  • Intended Audience: Pharmacists in all practice settings
  • Universal Activity Number: 00202-0000-17-160-H06-P/0202-0000-17-161-L06-P
  • Contact Hours 20.0
  • Program Fees: $395.00
  • Dates Available: 7/15/2017 to 7/15/2020
  • Activity Type: Practice-based
  • Learning Level: Level 3
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2020 Program Dates

Summary

APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program (14th Edition) 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.


Goals and Learning Objectives

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.

Visit the APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery page for the self-study and live seminar learning objectives.


Accreditation Information

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: 0202-0000-17-160-H06-P / 0202-9999-17-160-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: 0202-0000-17-161-L06-P / 0202-9999-17-161-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.

This ACPE activity does not provide a certification in this topic but rather advanced professional training which upon successful completion the learner will be able to download a certificate of achievement. For more information on APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery program, objectives and ACPE Information, CLICK HERE.


Developement

APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery was developed by the American Pharmacists Association.  Copyright © 2017 by the American Pharmacists Association.


System Requirements

Computer and Internet access are required to complete this activity.  Please visit our website to view the Technology System Requirements in order to have a positive learning experience.


Disclosure Statement

The following speakers, reviewers, and planning committee members have disclosed that he/she has no relevant financial disclosures. No one else in a position to control content has any financial relationships to disclose.

Randell E. Doty, Pharm.D
Clinical Associate Professor
Deparment of Pharmacy Practice
University of Florida College of Pharmacy
Gainesville, FL

Teresa E. Roane, Pharm.D., BCACP
Associate Director
Center for Quality Medication Management (CQM)
University of Florida College of Pharmacy
Gainesville, FL

Jatin Patel, Pharm.D

Joshua Pullo, Pharm.D


Refund Policy for CE Courses

The University of Florida College of Pharmacy Office of Continuing Education will utilize fair and equitable policies related to refund, transfer, and extension of courses.


Accommodations for Disabilities or Special Requests, Including Dietary

Contact us a minimum of ten working days prior to the conference so that adequate consideration may be given to your request.  Special dietary restrictions should also be submitted in advance.


Credit Reporting

APhA will report your credit upon successful course completion. Please contact them at infocenter@aphanet.org or call 1-800-237-APhA (2742) with credit reporting questions.


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