Disciplines: Pharmacy
Hours: 5 Contact Hours
Item#: YIT05
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Item # YIT05
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Review of Immunization Practice

Price: $12.95 
Item # Y8007  

Start Date: September 16, 2016

Expiration Date: September 15, 2019

 

Immunizations are vital to the public health goal of preventing diseases that can cause significant death and disability. In the 19th and 20th centuries, diseases such as influenza whooping cough, measles, mumps, and rubella were prevalent and killed hundreds of thousands of those infected. During the 1918 influenza pandemic, millions of people died worldwide. Today, laboratories responsible for creating annual influenza vaccines must quickly anticipate the ever-evolving viruses. To stop an epidemic, not only do laboratories need to develop the right vaccines, but patients and providers themselves need to make the effort to be vaccinated.

Immunizations protect not only the immunized patient, but also those with whom they come into contact. Vaccines can protect communities as well as individuals, and increases in vaccine administration rates have been shown to significantly reduce morbidity, mortality, and treatment costs.

The purpose of this course is to provide information on historical and current immunizations that affect patient care, including updated recommendations provided by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. The course begins with a background on current immunization practice and then presents information about general contraindications and precautions. An overview of immunizations for children, adolescents, adults, and special populations is presented. The course is ideal for pharmacists involved in the administration of immunizations as well as those who provide care and teaching to anyone who receives immunizations.

 

Universal Activity Number (UAN) - 0607-0000-16-005-H01-P

Type of Activity - Knowledge

Topic Designator - 01 – Disease State Management/Drug Therapy

 

 

Includes Updated Recommendations for the 2016-2017 Influenza Season

 

Disclosures
  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and have your record transmitted to your NABP e-Profile account.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
Objectives

Course Objectives

  • Identify and recognize the most up-to-date, authoritative sources for immunization recommendations.
  • Select appropriate and current immunization recommendations for specific populations.
  • Recommend disease prevention and healthful practices to patients.
Author Bio(s)

 

Clark Kebodeaux, PharmD, BCACP, is a clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice and science at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy and completed a PGY1 community pharmacy residency at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. Dr. Kebodeaux is an adjunct faculty member at the School of Nursing at St. Louis University and coordinator of the advanced pharmacology course for advanced practice nurse practitioners. In his previous shared faculty role at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy, he ran a pharmacist-based clinic that was responsible for the delivery of community- pharmacy-based clinical services, including medication therapy management, health testing, and immunization delivery. Dr. Kebodeaux served as the primary site preceptor at Walgreens for the PGY1 St. Louis College of Pharmacy community residency program and primary preceptor for several APPE and IPPE student pharmacist rotations. He has completed two separate immunization certifications and is a faculty trainer for the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certificate program.

 

Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Bob Laux, PharmD, BCPS, is a clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. He completed his bachelor of science degree in pharmacy at the University of Pittsburgh in 1977 and his PharmD and pharmacy practice residency in 1985 at Duquesne University. Since 1994, he has been a faculty member at Duquesne University, where he has maintained practice sites in acute care, critical care, and ambulatory care. Dr. Laux facilitates several courses within the Doctor of Pharmacy program, and is an adjunct professor at Carlow University in Pittsburgh, in the Graduate School of Nursing. Dr. Laux currently practices Ambulatory Care at the Duquesne University Center for Pharmacy Care and is the Director of the Spirit of Health program, which provides free screenings, vaccinations, and educational programs to the underserved populations in the Pittsburgh area.

Tammy Tempfer, APRN-BC, MSN, PNP, works in primary care at Hodge Pediatrics, which is affiliated with Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. She has served as a commissioner on the Health Resources & Services Administration’s Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines. She has been the chair of the Immunization Special Interest Group for the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and was the recipient of the Loretta C. Ford Distinguished Fellow Award.

Pediatric Immunizations, 2nd Edition

Price: $8.95 
Item # Y8040  

Start Date: July 27, 2017

Expiration Date: July 27, 2020

 

Pediatric immunization schedules are complex and constantly evolving. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) updates the immunization schedule for children and adolescents annually, with input and approval from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).  

It is crucial that pharmacists who work in settings that provide pediatric care be aware of the most up-to-date recommendations and obtain information about changes from authoritative sources. Without this knowledge, providers may be missing opportunities to immunize children and adolescents.

This course will provide information to the pharmacists regarding immunization recommendations for children and adolescents, including route and dosing, contraindications, clinical recommendations, clinical options for altered schedules or delayed vaccinations, and distinguishing between immunization myths and facts.

Pharmacists require a working knowledge of pediatric immunizations. Pharmacists employed in a variety of settings have frequent opportunities to both educate parents and immunize children and adolescents.  

With updated information, pharmacists can be instrumental in improving immunization rates in their communities and, as a result, decrease the incidence of immunization-preventable diseases.   

Some immunizations, such as those for influenza and tetanus, are common to all stages of the lifespan, and recommendations are similar to those for the adult population. However, questions regarding the timing of specific pediatric immunizations, knowing where to find reliable immunization information, or addressing parental concerns can require additional competency regarding pediatric immunizations.

This course provides information essential to pharmacists who immunize patients or care for any child or adolescent who is a candidate for immunization.

 

 

Universal Activity Number (UAN) - 0607-0000-17-001-H06-P

Type of Activity - Knowledge

Topic Designator - 06 – Immunizations

Disclosures
  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
Objectives

Course Objectives

  • Discuss current immunization recommendations for children and adolescents, including route and dosing, contraindications, and clinical recommendations.
  • Describe clinical options for altered schedules or delayed vaccinations.
  • Distinguish between immunization myths and facts.
Author Bio(s)

 

Clark Kebodeaux, PharmD, BCACP, is a clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice and science at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy and completed a Post Graduate Year 1 (PGY1) community pharmacy residency at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. Dr. Kebodeaux is an adjunct faculty member at the School of Nursing at St. Louis University and coordinator of the advanced pharmacology course for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). In his previous shared faculty role at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy, Dr. Kebodeaux ran a pharmacist-based clinic that was responsible for the delivery of community-pharmacy-based clinical services, including medication therapy management, health testing, and immunization delivery. Dr. Kebodeaux served as the primary site preceptor at Walgreens for the PGY1 St. Louis College of Pharmacy community residency program and primary preceptor for several Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) and Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) student pharmacist rotations. He has completed two separate immunization certifications and is a faculty trainer for the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certificate program.

 

Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Janelle L. B. Macintosh, RN, PhD, is an assistant professor at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Dr. Macintosh received her BSN from Radford University in Radford, Virginia, and her PhD from the University of Utah. Dr. Macintosh has experience working as a newborn intensive care unit nurse and has a strong interest in immunization. She has served on the Immunization Coalition for Utah County and has been a volunteer representative of the American Nurses Association on the Advisory Committee on Integration of Immunization into Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum (ACIIUN).