Immunization Training Certificate Program

AzPA Immunization Training Certificate Program

AzPA Immunization Training Program is an innovative and interactive educational program that provides pharmacists and student pharmacists with the skills necessary to become primary sources for vaccine advocacy, education, and administration. The two-part program reviews the basics of immunology, identifies legal and regulatory issues pharmacists must consider before starting an immunization program, and focuses on practice implementation.

 

How It Works

This program is conducted in two parts:

1)  Self -Study Videos & Exercises

2)  Live Training Seminar

 

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded to participants who successfully complete all activity requirements:

  • Successful completion of the self-study component involves completing all 15 videos and receiving a 70% or better on the self-study exam.
  • Successful completion of the live seminar component involves attending the full live seminar, completing a skills assessment, and passing the final assessment with a grade of 70% or higher. In addition, participants must complete a final program evaluation.

 

Continuing Education

Successful completion of the entire program will result in 23 contact hours of CPE credit (2.30 CEU).

 

ACPE UAN: 0100-0000-18-057-B01-P

 

Initial Release Date: 02/08/2019

Expiration Date:  02/08/2022

Activity Type:  Practice-based

Target Audience:  Pharmacists in all practice settings

Accreditation

The Arizona Pharmacy Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as providers of continuing education.

 

This CPE will be uploaded onto the NABP CPE Monitor eProfile system within 60 days of completion of the final evaluation form. If you have any questions, please call our office at 480-838-3385.

 

Immunization Training Program was developed by AzPA for pharmacists and pharmacy students. The Arizona Pharmacy Association are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as providers of continuing education.

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Course Information

Course Purposes

  • Provide comprehensive immunization education and training.
  • Provide participants with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to establish and promote a successful immunization service.
  • Teach pharmacists and student pharmacists to identify at-risk patient populations needing immunizations.
  • Teach pharmacists and student pharmacists to administer immunizations in compliance with legal and regulatory standards.

Learning Objectives

  1. For the diseases diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hib, pneumococcal, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, zoster, hepatitis A & B, influenza, meningococcal, HPV, polio and rotavirus:
    • Describe the disease, including the causative agent
    • Describe the characteristics of the available vaccine preparations
    • Identify the groups at highest risk for each disease
    • Identify those for whom routine immunization is recommended
    • Identify those for whom routine immunization is contraindicated
    • Describe considerations for the timing and spacing of vaccine doses
  2. Evaluate a patient’s medical and immunization history to determine if the patient falls into the target groups for each vaccine based on the ACIP recommendations using the appropriate CDC immunization schedule.
  3. List the federal and state specific laws pertaining to vaccine administration.
  4. For dealing with responding to adverse reactions to vaccination:
    • Describe the difference between localized, systemic, and allergic reaction
    • List the signs and symptoms of an localized, systemic, and allergic reaction
    • Describe the steps necessary to respond to a patient experiencing syncope
    • Describe the steps necessary to respond to a patient experiencing a systemic reaction
    • Describe the steps necessary to respond to an allergic anaphylactic reaction
    • Demonstrate the proper use of an Epi-Pen
  5. Describe and demonstrate proper intramuscular and subcutaneous injection technique.

Course Faculty

  • Holly Van Lew, PharmD, BCPS, NCPS,  - Phoenix Indian Medical Center
  • Sophia Galloway, PharmD - Fry's Food and Drug
  • Kelly Fine, RPh, FAzPA - AzPA