Immunization Delivery for Pharmacists
If you are a pharmacist with direct patient care responsibilities, or you are consulting with prescribers, this is a great opportunity for you.
This program is designed for pharmacists with direct patient care responsibilities or those consulting with prescribers. This complete practice-based continuing education activity has both live and online components, and provides 20 contact hours.This online activity component is the first part of the Immunization practice-based course.
Throughout the course participants will learn to recognize the public health impact of vaccine-preventable disease in the US, apply CDC vaccination recommendations to individual patients, and describe requirements for proper vaccine storage and handling. Many other topics will be discussed in this activity – see the “Learning Objectives” tab for more details
This course will be offered again in Summer, 2015.
If you would like to offer your own Immunization course for your organization, please contact us.
Introduction/Establishing a Need
- Describe the current regulatory status of pharmacist-administered vaccinations in Minnesota.
- Recognize the public health impact of vaccine-preventable disease in the US.
- Articulate the levels at which a pharmacist can undertake vaccine advocacy.
- Describe a pharmacist's unique opportunities to contribute to disease prevention in the US.
- Discuss basic immunology as it relates to vaccines.
- Describe vaccine-preventable diseases including: influenza, pneumococcal, tetanus, diptheria, pertussis, hepatitis A and B, poliomyelitis, varicella, varicella zoster, measles, mumps, rubella, and human papillomavirus.
- Recognize populations at-risk for vaccine-preventable illnesses.
- Apply CDC vaccination recommendations to individual patients.
- Review patient-specific immunization records and identify vaccine indications.
- Identify patients who have contraindications to vaccine administration.
- Outline treatment procedures for patients experiencing local and systemic adverse effects secondary to vaccine administration.
- Demonstrate proper intramuscular and subcutaneous injection technique.
- Outline documentation requirements for immunizations including informed consent, patient-specific records, pharmacy records, screening forms, and adverse event reporting.
- Recognize the need for communication between pharmacist, patient and primary care provide with respect to vaccine administration.
- Describe requirements for proper vaccine storage and handling.
- Identify liability issues related to vaccine administration
- Describe Medicare reimbursement requirements and processes for vaccine administration.
Ann Philbrick, Pharm.D., BCPS
College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota
Dr. Ann Philbrick is an assistant professor at the College of Pharmacy at the University Of Minnesota and a clinical pharmacist at the University Of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center. She is on the faculty of St. Joseph’s Family Medicine Residency Program and maintains her pharmacy practice at Bethesda Family Medicine Clinic. She graduated in 2006 from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency with an emphasis in Ambulatory Care and a PGY-2 Specialized Residency in Ambulatory Care at the University Of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. She became Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy in 2008.
At Bethesda Family Medicine Clinic, she provides medication therapy management services and patient education on a variety of disease states and medications. Through collaborative practice protocols, she manages an anticoagulation service and visits with patients for smoking cessation. Dr. Philbrick is also a preceptor of pharmacy and medical students on rotation at the clinic as well as family medicine residents completing an elective rotation in pharmacotherapy. She provides didactic lectures in both the College of Pharmacy and College of Veterinary Medicine. In June 2010 she took over as content expert of immunization education at the College of Pharmacy. She has been published nationally on this topic including the Immunization Chapter in the ACCP Ambulatory Care Preparatory Review Course since its inception (2011) and a Chapter within the Ambulatory Care Self-Assessment Program (ACSAP).
Step One: During this online practice-based portion of this activity, materials will be released on a weekly basis. Content modules consist of various instructional materials, including: presentations, self-assessment questions and practice cases. In addition to this there are supplemental readings taken from "APhA's Immunization Handbook" by Lauren Angelo (available from Amazon or the APhA bookstore).
Participants will be required to pass (70% or better) a 38-point mid-term quiz released the second week of the activity and a 24-point final quiz released the fourth week of the activity. Participants are required to pass both quizzes prior to attending the live portion of this activity.
Participants can log in and access the learning materials 24 hours/day-7 days/week, at their convenience. This activity totals 16 contact hours.
Step Two: The live program will provide an additional 4 hours of instruction and will include additional case discussions, an overview of injection technique, hands-on experience with injection technique and question and answer opportunities with the course instructor. All participants will demonstrate appropriate injection technique to an instructor prior to completion of the program.
Step Three: Prior to receiving their statement of credit, all participants must produce documentation of CPR or BLS certification. CPR/BLS does not need to be completed prior to the live program. However, the statement of credit will be held until the documentation is provided.
- Vaccine Basics
- Disease and Vaccines
- Targeting and Screening
- Vaccine Storage and Handling
- Vaccine Administration
- Documentation and Record Keeping
- Legal and Liability Issues
- Marketing Reimbursement
The University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Part 1 is an online educational offering and has been approved for 16 contact hours.
Following successful completion of the online activity, completion (70% or greater) of the activity content, an activity evaluation, and a live demonstration of skills, participants will receive an electronic statement of credit within four weeks. Statements of credit will be available via the CPE Management System. The Universal Activity Number is 0031-0000-11-010-H01-P. Initial release: May 2013 Expiration Date: May 2016.
Part 2 is a live educational offering and has been approved for 4 contact hours.
Following successful completion of the online activity, completion (70% or greater) of the activity content, an activity evaluation, and a live demonstration of skills, participants will receive an electronic statement of credit within four weeks. Statements of credit will be available via the CPE Management System. The Universal Activity Number is 0031-0000-11-011-L01-P. Initial release: May 2013 Expiration Date: May 2016.
CE completion requirements
- CE participants must be pharmacists
- Participants must complete Part 1 - the online educational offering - and two quizzes (passing with a 70% or better on each)
- Attend Part 2 - the 4 hour live session - after successful completion of Part 1.
- Provide documentation of CPR or BLS certification.
- Following successful completion of the activity requirements, course evaluation, and a verification of completion form, participants will be able to access their CPE data directly from the Monitor. Once information is received by NABP, the tracking system will make CPE data for each participant available to the state boards of pharmacy where the participant is licensed or registered. Please allow 4 weeks after course completion for data to be complete.
Registration will open in spring of 2015.
Discounts are available for groups of two or more participants from the same institution.