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Immunization Training Programs

Become a Certified Immunizer Pharmacist
Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy
presents

Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery
Live, via Zoom

 

Four (4) upcoming opportunities:
Saturday, 11 December, 2021
Saturday, 29 January, 2022
Saturday, 5 March, 2022
Sunday, 1 May, 2022

REGISTRATION


This NSU CPE activity offers additional content to help you become a better immunizing pharmacist:

  1. Basic immunology review
  2. COVID-19 Vaccine update
  3. Florida ShotsTM Registry review (similar to other state registries
  4. How to apply for your immunizing pharmacist license in Florida
  5. Demonstration of proper handling of syringes and needles
  6. Instructions how to draw up COVID-19vaccine

We also offer two methods to have your injection techniques observed.

APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program (14th Edition) provided by Nova Southeastern University (NSU) College of Pharmacy is based on national educational standards for immunization training from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This practice-based curriculum represents a fusion of science and clinical pharmacy. The program, which emphasizes a health care team approach, seeks to foster the implementation of interventions that will promote disease prevention and public health. Content specific to Florida pharmacists have been added by NSU.

This program has four distinct components:

  1. Self-study modules and assessment, which must be completed no later than one day before the live training.
  2. Live Virtual Seminar (~7 hours) conducted via Zoom; attendance required.
  3. Hands-on Injection Technique Assessment (live-in person on campus on dates set after the seminar or live via Zoom, by appointment (partner needed)).
  4. Post-Workshop Assessment, claiming credit, and printing Certificate

It is very important to review all of the program information on the program website, which lists your responsibilities prior to enrolling in this course. You will need to pass the injection technique assessment before certification can be granted.

Basic Live (via Zoom) Seminar Agenda

  • Check-in, Welcome, Introductions, and Acknowledgements
  • Basic and Clinical Review of Immunology and Vaccines
  • Managing a Pharmacy-Based Immunization Program
  • Applying ACIP Immunization Schedules
  • Managing a Pharmacy-Based Immunization Program
  • Strategies for Increasing Immunization Rates
  • Vaccine Administration Techniques

This is a nationally-recognized and approved Certification; there are some additional points made specific to Florid because of the nature of the state’s licensure needs.

A more detailed agenda will be supplied after registration.

Registration Information
Please access the following Website to register:
https://www.nova.edu/webforms/pharmacy/apha-immunization-certificate/index.html

Fees and Refund Information
  • $375 – Pharmacist
  • $325 - NSU Registered Preceptor
  • $220 - Graduate Intern/Resident
  • $150 - Student Pharmacist

Once you pay the registration fee, an enrollment code will be sent within 24 to 36 hours to the email address found on the registration form. Follow the instructions on the enrollment code document to access the CPE activity.

A refund may be requested before the enrollment code had been redeemed. Your registration fees minus a $75 administrative fee will be credited to the card used to enroll. There can be no refund once you have redeemed your enrollment code.

There can be no partial refund once you have redeemed your enrollment code or let it expire. Your enrollment code expires on the day the workshop is presented.

Please be advised that this program is subject to postponement or cancellation if the required minimum number of registrants is not met at least 10 days prior to the scheduled date. If class is cancelled, we will automatically transfer your registration fee to the next activity offering.

Who should attend:

Pharmacists, in all practice settings who would like to become certified immunizer pharmacist in Florida

For more information contact:

Barry Bleidt at bbleidt@nova.edu

Accreditation Information
acpe

The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

The home-study portion of the APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program is approved for 12 contact hours (1.2 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit (UAN: 0202-0000-20-179-H06-P). The live training seminar is approved for 8 contact hours (0.8 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit (UAN: 0202-0000-20-180-L06-P).

To obtain credit for Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery, complete the home study activities, complete and pass both self-study and final assessments with a grade of 70% or better, attend the live seminar, successfully complete the injection technique assessment, complete the evaluation, and CLAIM credit. To obtain credit, the Learner must CLAIM credit once each component is completed. Once credit is claimed, Transcripts of CPE will be available online within 24 hours on the Learner’s CPE Monitor profile at https://nabp.pharmacy/. The Certificate of Achievement will be available online upon successful completion of the necessary activity requirements on the participant’s APhA My Training page at www.pharmacist.com.

You will have two opportunities to complete successfully each of the two assessments. Please note that you will not be permitted to submit the assessment a third time. All assessment questions are randomized.

Activity Type: Practice-based

Target Audience: Pharmacists in all practice settings

Learning Level: Level 3

Home Study Initial Release Date: 30 March 2020

APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program (14th Edition), was developed by the American Pharmacists Association. Copyright © 2020 by the American Pharmacists Association

DISCLAIMER: Information in this message is correct at the time of distribution. Any needed alterations to the program or schedule will be made to the materials distributed during the live, via Zoom, presentations.

INJECTION OBSERVATION ASSESSMENT

You will need to demonstrate competence by delivering 2 intramuscular injections and 1 subcutaneous injection. You may come to Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy to perform the injection, or you may demonstrate giving the injections live via Zoom using a computer or phone with broadcast capabilities. If you choose to perform the injection via Zoom, you must provide a partner who will receive the injections and will need the supplies listed below:

Quantity Item
1 Sodium chloride for injection, USP 0.9% 10-ml vial
2 1-inch safety syringe
1 5/8-inch safety syringe
3 Adhesive bandages (e.g., Band-Aids)
4 Alcohol swabs
3 Gauze pads
1 Sterile under pad
1 pair Gloves (nitrile or latex examination type)
  Hand sanitizer
  Sharps container

Observation of injection technique must be arranged with course faculty. Specific dates and times for injections performed in the College of Pharmacy labs will be announced. Individual sessions via Zoom with be arranged with course faculty. Sign-up sheets will be made available. More information will be provided after registration.

Faculty

Robert McGory, PharmD

Associate Dean, Professional Program

NSU College of Pharmacy

Goar Alvarez, PharmD

Assistant Dean, Pharmacy Services

NSU College of Pharmacy

Barry Bleidt, PhD, PharmD, RPh, FAPhA

Professor, Sociobehavioral and Administrative Pharmacy

NSU College of Pharmacy

Others (prn)

 

Activity Goals and Learning Objectives

The purpose of this certificate-training program is to prepare pharmacists with comprehensive knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to provide immunization services to patients.

Educate pharmacists about:

  • The impact of vaccines on public health.
  • Pharmacists’ roles in immunization.
  • Immunologic principles of vaccine development and immunizations.
  • Vaccine-preventable diseases and the vaccines used to prevent them.
  • Strategies for improving immunization rates.
  • Requirements for pharmacists who provide immunization services.
  • How to use the Florida ShotsTM registry.

Prepare pharmacists to:

  • Read an immunization schedule and identify appropriate vaccines for individuals across the life span and with special needs.
  • Educate patients about the benefits of vaccines and dispel myths about vaccines.
  • Safely administer vaccines to patients via subcutaneous, intramuscular, intranasal, and intradermal routes.
  • Operate an immunization service in compliance with legal and regulatory standards.
  • Partner with immunization stakeholders to promote immunizations and the immunization neighborhood.

Direct pharmacists to resources necessary to:

  • Promote public health through immunizations.
  • Access regularly updated information about vaccines and their use.
  • Communicate effectively with patients and other stakeholders about resources.
  • Operate an immunization service in compliance with legal and regulatory standards.
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