Nursing: COVID-19 Vaccines: What You Need to Know
15.00
Video
Elective
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About the Course
Nurses play a key role in educating patients and community members about vaccination, administering vaccines, and surveillance for potential side effects. This course presents an overview of the COVID-19 virus and how it spreads; the goals of vaccination and what is needed to attain herd immunity; discussion on vaccine hesitancy and barriers to vaccination; and nurses’ important roles throughout the global pandemic, including vaccination. 

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Explain the mechanisms of spread for the COVID-19 virus and the effects on public health.
  • Understand the value of vaccination to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Describe vaccine hesitancy and how this impacts vaccination goals.
  • Show the importance of nurses to the COVID-19 vaccination efforts.
Author the Presenter
Margaret A. Fitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP, FAAN, DCC, FNAP, is an experienced clinician, successful entrepreneur, award-winning author, and renowned speaker. She is Founder of, and principal speaker at, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, a leading national provider of Nurse Practitioner (NP) certification preparation and continuing education. In her educator role, Dr. Fitzgerald has contributed to the advancement of the nursing profession and practice through hundreds of publications, and thousands of presentations. A sought-after national speaker, Dr. Fitzgerald is a renowned clinician, recognized for her pharmacology, clinical assessment, and infectious disease expertise. She is a presenter and author of numerous infectious disease topics, including COVID-19, HIV, viral hepatitis, measles, mumps, rubella, pertussis, varicella, chikungunya, dengue fever, and others. Dr. Fitzgerald practices at a federally qualified health center in Lawrence, MA, where for more than 3 decades she has been privileged to provide multi-generation family, primary and urgent care. For more than 14 years, she has served on the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee at AllWays Health Partners, one of the largest HMOs in New England. The best-selling textbook for NP Certification Examination and Practice that Dr. Fitzgerald authored won the prestigious American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Book of the Year award. A tenacious advocate, and dedicated mentor, to many well-known NP speakers and leaders, her achievements have earned Dr. Fitzgerald many honors. She is Adjunct Associate Professor at Frances Payne Bolton (FPB) School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Disclosures:
Resolution of Conflict of Interest

Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

©2022: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.

Course ID: 48647
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COVID-19 Vaccines: What You Need to Know

15.00
About the Course
Nurses play a key role in educating patients and community members about vaccination, administering vaccines, and surveillance for potential side effects. This course presents an overview of the COVID-19 virus and how it spreads; the goals of vaccination and what is needed to attain herd immunity; discussion on vaccine hesitancy and barriers to vaccination; and nurses’ important roles throughout the global pandemic, including vaccination. 

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Explain the mechanisms of spread for the COVID-19 virus and the effects on public health.
  • Understand the value of vaccination to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Describe vaccine hesitancy and how this impacts vaccination goals.
  • Show the importance of nurses to the COVID-19 vaccination efforts.
Author the Presenter
Margaret A. Fitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP, FAAN, DCC, FNAP, is an experienced clinician, successful entrepreneur, award-winning author, and renowned speaker. She is Founder of, and principal speaker at, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, a leading national provider of Nurse Practitioner (NP) certification preparation and continuing education. In her educator role, Dr. Fitzgerald has contributed to the advancement of the nursing profession and practice through hundreds of publications, and thousands of presentations. A sought-after national speaker, Dr. Fitzgerald is a renowned clinician, recognized for her pharmacology, clinical assessment, and infectious disease expertise. She is a presenter and author of numerous infectious disease topics, including COVID-19, HIV, viral hepatitis, measles, mumps, rubella, pertussis, varicella, chikungunya, dengue fever, and others. Dr. Fitzgerald practices at a federally qualified health center in Lawrence, MA, where for more than 3 decades she has been privileged to provide multi-generation family, primary and urgent care. For more than 14 years, she has served on the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee at AllWays Health Partners, one of the largest HMOs in New England. The best-selling textbook for NP Certification Examination and Practice that Dr. Fitzgerald authored won the prestigious American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Book of the Year award. A tenacious advocate, and dedicated mentor, to many well-known NP speakers and leaders, her achievements have earned Dr. Fitzgerald many honors. She is Adjunct Associate Professor at Frances Payne Bolton (FPB) School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Disclosures:
Resolution of Conflict of Interest

Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

©2022: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.

Course ID: 48647