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Immunization Certification Course - PHARMACIST ONLY


Part 1:  Home Study
 
The home study program consists of sixteen programs at approximately one-hour in length for a total of 1.7 CEUs. The home study programs do not have to be completed prior to the skills assessment; however, it is suggested to complete the Injection Techniques and Concerns prior to attending the live skills assessment. The faculty will demonstrate the techniques and allow for practice time prior to the skills being assessed. All home study materials must be completed by Wednesday, March 10, 2021.
 
Part 2: Live Skills Assessment
 
The skills assessment will be conducted on a TTUHSC Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy campus. The participant will need to successfully demonstrate competency in the administration of 1 IM and 1 SC injection. The participant can choose the Abilene, Amarillo, Dallas, or Lubbock campus. The dates and timeframes available are listed below. The participant will choose the campus location and date during registration. 
 
All individuals on our campuses must wear protective face coverings, wash and sanitize hands often and follow good hygiene practices.
 
Self-Screening
Participants must conduct a self-screen prior to arriving on campus, including temperature check, to confirm they are not exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, not attributable to another medical condition:
 
  • Fever greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Cough           
  • Muscle aches (myalgias)  
  • Throat pain (pharyngitis)          
  • Shortness of breath (dyspnea)
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • This list does not include all possible symptoms. Please visit the CDC's website for the latest guidance.
 
Locations:
 
Amarillo, Texas: 1300 S Coulter St, PAC Building Room 1110, 79106
Abilene, Texas: 1718 Pine St, School of Pharmacy Room 1110, 79601
Dallas, Texas (SW Campus):  5920 Forest Park, Room 450, 75235
Lubbock, Texas: 3601 4th Street, Room Academic Classroom Building (ACB) 240, 79430
 
Dates/Timeframes:
 
Dallas:
  • January 22, 2021 - 4:30PM - 7:30PM 
 
Overall Program Objectives for Pharmacists:
 
- Discuss the principles of vaccinations
- Discuss the etiology, epidemiology, routine immunization schedule, and vaccine characteristics for vaccine-preventable diseases
- Apply knowledge of vaccine schedules, indications, and contraindications to cases for discussion
- List regulatory requirements necessary for compliance before offering immunizations
- Describe the incorporation of vaccine services into an existing pharmacy workflow
- Demonstrate the proper handling and disposal of sharps and aseptic technique
- State the characteristics, schedule, contraindications and adverse reactions for vaccines discussed.
- Demonstrate various vaccine administration techniques.
- Discuss ordering and storage requirements for specific vaccines.
- Discuss necessary components of immunization protocols.
- Identify procedures for handling allergic reactions
Discuss the epidemiology and etiology of the novel Coronavirus
- Compare and contrast COVID vaccines that will likely be administered in 2021
 
 
 
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Refunds
Registration fees are refundable less $100. 

Date: Dec 9, 2020 07:30 AM - Jan 21, 2021 11:55 PM

Fee

$349.00

CE Hours

20.00

CE Units

2.000

Registration closes on Feb 10, 2021 11:55 PM

Activity Type

  • Practice Based

Target Audience(s)

  • Pharmacists

Accreditation(s)

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
 
Texas Tech University Health Sciencies Center Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Requirements for CE Credit

To Receive Certification You Must:
  • View all home study videos in their entirety
  • Complete the online assessment covering the home study content with a passing score of 70% or higher
  • Complete the evaluations for the home study activities (evaluations for the home study activities are available after taking the assessment) and the evaluation for the live skills assessment AFTER you attend the skills assessment
  • Successfully demonstrate competency in the administration of 1 IM and 1 SC injections
 
We do not require documentation of your basic cardiac life support (BCLS) through the American Heart Association, but please be mindful TSBP and most protocols require you have an active BCLS through AHA to give immunizations.
 
Registration Fee:
$349
 
ACPE UAN:
0096-0000-20-122-B06-P
 
Release Date:
12/09/2020
 
Expiration Date:
12/09/2023

 

 

Registration closes on Feb 10, 2021 at 11:55 PM

Registration Closed  

Objectives

  • Distinguish between passive and active immunity applied in vaccine development
  • Describe differences between live attenuated, inactivated, and polysaccharide vaccines
  • Interpret a patient’s adverse effect as vaccine potentiated or vaccine-induced
  • List screening questions used to determine contraindications and precautions

CE Hours

1.00
Registration Closed  

Registration Closed  

Objectives

  • Define the characteristics, pathogenesis, clinical features, and strains of the influenza virus
  • Identify the impact of influenza disease
  • Describe the influenza vaccines and determine appropriate indications and contraindications for a given patient
  • List common adverse effects of influenza vaccine, and explain how a patient should be counseled on these

CE Hours

1.00
Registration Closed  

Registration Closed  

Objectives

  • Define the characteristics, pathogenesis, clinical features, and strains of pneumococcal disease
  • Identify the epidemiologic impact of pneumococcal disease
  • Describe the pneumococcal vaccines and determine appropriate indications and contraindications for a given patient
  • List common adverse effects of the pneumococcal vaccine, and explain how a patient should be counseled on these
  • Determine appropriate sequence and timing of pneumococcal vaccinations for a given adult patient

CE Hours

1.00
Registration Closed  

Registration Closed  

Objectives

  • Describe pathophysiology & disease course for each disease presented
  • List vaccines available (brand/generic), vaccine type, dosing schedule, administration route, storage, and key points of the vaccination schedule (special populations)
  • Name potential side effects, contraindications and precautions for each vaccine presented

CE Hours

1.00
Registration Closed  

Registration Closed  

Objectives

  • Describe the pathophysiology and disease course of the disease
  • List vaccines, schedule, dosing, and administration routes for the associated vaccines
  • Name side effects, risks, contraindications, and benefits of the associated vaccines
  • Given a patient case, recommend appropriate vaccines

CE Hours

1.00
Registration Closed  

Registration Closed  

Objectives

  • Describe the pathophysiology and disease course of Hepatitis A (HAV), Hepatitis B (HBV), and Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
  • List vaccines, schedule, dosing guidelines, and administration routes for HAV, HBV, and HPV vaccines
  • Name side effects, risks, contraindications, and benefits of HAV, HBV, and HPV vaccines
  • Given a patient case, recommend an appropriate vaccine.

CE Hours

1.00
Registration Closed  

Registration Closed  

 
 

Objectives

  • Briefly describe the pathophysiology and disease course
  • Review vaccine components & dosing guidelines
  • Examine contraindications, precautions, potential side effects, risks & benefits
  • Interpret the CDC’s vaccine schedule for vaccines
  • Identify travel health resources & locate the CDC’s travel information webpage

CE Hours

1.00
Registration Closed  

Registration Closed  

Objectives

  • Compare and contrast vaccine classifications
  • List the route for vaccine administration in a pediatric patient
  • Differentiate between vaccines in the 0-18 years immunization schedule
  • Identify contraindications of vaccines administered in children 0-18 years
  • Discuss vaccine myths and parental concerns

CE Hours

1.00
Registration Closed  

Registration Closed  

Objectives

  • Discuss the epidemiology and etiology of the novel Coronavirus
  • Describe the clinical presentation of a patient with COVID-19
  • Compare and contrast vaccines that will likely be administered in 2021

CE Hours

1.25
Registration Closed  

Registration Closed  

Objectives

  • Explain which vaccines are covered under Medicare Part B, which are covered under Part D, and any special circumstances for coverage
  • List steps to becoming a Medicare mass immunizer
  • Explain the role and reimbursement rates of Medicaid’s Vaccines for Children
  • List private payors that may cover immunization services, and discuss methods for determining if a payor does cover a given vaccine
  • Explain the role of cash pay immunization services in the pharmacy

CE Hours

1.00
Registration Closed  

Registration Closed  

Objectives

  • List common bloodborne pathogens associated with occupational exposure
  • Identify modes of transmission of bloodborne pathogens
  • List the components of a site-specific exposure control plan
  • Identify hazards in the workplace that may relate to immunization practice
  • Explain appropriate use of engineering controls, work practices, and personal protective equipment (PPE) for immunization practice

CE Hours

1.00
Registration Closed  

Registration Closed  

Objectives

  • Describe basic vaccine preparation and administration techniques.
  • Describe appropriate intramuscular injection techniques
  • Discuss appropriate subcutaneous injection techniques
  • Discuss the proper technique for vaccine reconstitution

CE Hours

1.00
Registration Closed  

Registration Closed  

Objectives

  • Recognize opportunities for pharmacists to become involved in immunization delivery
  • Identify barriers to providing immunization services
  • Describe how to set up an immunization service in an existing pharmacy
  • Identify marketing strategies that can be used to promote a pharmacy-based immunization service

CE Hours

1.00
Registration Closed  

Registration Closed  

Objectives

  • Describe the legal requirements for immunization certification and continuing education
  • Explain legal responsibilities of the physician and the pharmacist in immunization administration
  • Identify the required components of an immunization protocol in Texas
  • Explain age requirements for persons to be eligible to receive immunizations from pharmacists, interns, and technicians
  • Describe Texas law and rules regarding reporting of immunizations

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

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Mary Klein, Pharm.D.
Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice Abilene, TTUHSC Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy


Brief Bio : Dr. Klein is involved with laboratory teaching and maintains a practice site at Presbyterian Medical Mission of Abilene. Dr. Klein teaches in Clinical Immunizations and Administration, Patient Assessment, and Respiratory Pharmacotherapy, in addition to precepting the Ambulatory Clinical Skills and the Primary Care rotations. Dr. Klein received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Texas Tech University in 2003 and Doctor of Pharmacy from the TTUHSC School of Pharmacy in 2007. She then completed a community and ambulatory care pharmacy practice (PGY1) residency at the University of Texas at Austin/Scott and White Memorial Hospital, Health Plan, and Clinics in Temple and Georgetown, Texas. Her practice interests include family medicine, cardiology, endocrinology, ambulatory/primary care, and medical missions.

Disclosure : The presenter has no actual or potential conflict of interest related to this presentation. The speaker has no financial relationships with regard to this presentation to disclose.

CE Hours

1.50
Registration Closed  

Registration Closed  

Objectives

  • State how often the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes new immunization schedules.
  • Locate the most current CDC immunization schedules.
  • Given a patient specific scenario, use the 2018 Adult and Child Immunization schedules to: Determine if a patient is current on his/her immunizations.
  • Given a patient specific scenario, use the 2018 Adult and Child Immunization schedules to: Identify what immunizations (if any) are needed.
  • Given a patient specific scenario, use the 2018 Adult and Child Immunization schedules to: Develop a plan to catch-up on immunizations.

CE Hours

1.00
Registration Closed  

Registration Closed  

Objectives

  • Explain the CDC’s role in monitoring vaccine safety
  • Describe documentation and reporting methods with vaccine related ADR
  • Differentiate between a precaution and a contraindication when conducting pre-vaccine assessment
  • Identify vaccine related complications and discuss appropriate response methods
  • Discuss measures that can be taken to prevent vaccine emergencies

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

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Mikala Conatser, Pharm.D.
Assistant Professor, TTUHSC Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy


Brief Bio : Dr. Conatser is an assistant professor in the Adult Medicine division. She teaches parenterals and her primary focus is sterile compounding and USP 797 compliance. She also has a role teaching in the immunizations course and running both parenterals and immunizations labs.

Disclosure : The presenter has no actual or potential conflict of interest related to this presentation. The speaker has no financial relationships with regard to this presentation to disclose.

CE Hours

1.25
Registration Closed  

Registration Closed  

Live Program
 
The live program consists of three hours of didactic and hands-on training for a total of 0.3 CEUs.   
 
 
Overall Live Program Objectives:
 
- Demonstrate various vaccine administration techniques.
Demonstrate the proper handling and disposal of sharps and aseptic technique
 
Locations:
 
Amarillo, Texas: 1300 S Coulter St, PAC Building Room 1110, 79106
Abilene, Texas: 1718 Pine St, School of Pharmacy Room 1110, 79601
Dallas, Texas (SW Campus):  5920 Forest Park, Room 450, 75235
Lubbock, Texas: 3601 4th Street, Room Academic Classroom Building (ACB) 240, 79430
 
Dates/Timeframes:
 
Dallas: 
  • January 2, 2021 - 4:30PM - 7:30PM 
Live Program Schedule:
  • Demonstration of SC and IM injection technique (30 minutes)
  • Practice time on injection pads and partner (1.5 hour)
  • Skills check off (1 hour)

CE Hours

3.00
Registration Closed