The Georgia Pharmacy Association

APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery: A Certificate Program for Pharmacists

It’s another great immunization resource from GPhA!

APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program is an innovative, intensive, and practice-based continuing pharmacy education, based on national educational standards for immunization training from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This program is designed to educate pharmacists about the professional opportunities for vaccine advocacy and administration. 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.

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

Dates

Sunday, August 13, 2017 (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., please arrive at 7:30 a.m. for check-in)
Registration closes August 12 at noon.

Sunday, December 3, 2017 (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., please arrive at 7:30 a.m. for check-in)
Registration closes December 2 at noon.

Location

Georgia Pharmacy Association Classroom
6065 Barfield Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Goals of the program

Educate pharmacists about:

Prepare pharmacists to:

Direct pharmacists to resources necessary to:

APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program has three components: online interactive self-study with assessment; the live seminar with online final assessment; and hands-on assessment of intramuscular and subcutaneous injection technique. A Certificate of Achievement will be awarded to participants who successfully complete all program components, including an evaluation.

Key learning objectives of the live training seminar

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe strategies for increasing immunization rates, including physician collaborations, community level activities, and immunization coalition activities
  2. Describe pharmacy operations and a process for administering vaccines in various pharmacy practice settings
  3. Evaluate patient histories and make patient-specific recommendations based on the appropriate immunization schedule
  4. Demonstrate effective strategies for communicating with patients who have concerns about vaccines
  5. Describe current evidence regarding vaccine safety
  6. Recognize the signs and symptoms of adverse reactions that can occur after vaccination
  7. Describe procedures for management of patients with adverse reactions to vaccination that constitute an emergency
  8. List the steps for administering currently available intranasal and intradermal vaccines
  9. Demonstrate appropriate intramuscular and subcutaneous injection techniques for adult immunization

For a complete list of learning objectives and for all APhA accreditation information and policies, please visit APhA’s website, pharmacist.com/pharmacy-based-immunization-delivery.

Seminar agenda

Faculty

Liza Chapman, PharmD Pharmacy Clinical Sales Manager, The Kroger Company
Jonathan Marquess, PharmD, CDE, CDM President of The Institute for Wellness and Education
Ashish Advani, PharmD Clinical Associate Professor, Mercer University; Founder, InpharmD

Program Fees:

GPhA Members: $349 Nonmembers: $519 (includes a GPhA membership good through August 2018)

Continuing pharmacy education (CPE) information & activity completion requirements

Activity Type:  Practice-Based

Target Audience:  Pharmacists in all practice settings

Once credit is claimed, Statements of Credit will be available online within 24 hours on participant’s CPE Monitor profile at www.nabp.net. The Certificate of Achievement will be available online upon successful completion of the necessary activity requirements on the participant’s “My Training” page on www.pharmacist.com.

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

Activity Requirements: Course material and exams will be accessed online. In order to participate in this activity, registrants must have access to a computer with minimum system requirements:  Internet connectivity with current version of internet browsers, such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer (v.8 and above); Adobe Acrobat Reader, Flash Player 8 or higher, sound card and speakers or earphones.  For full technology requirements, please visit Pharmacist.com/pharmacy-based-immunization-delivery

Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery: A Certificate Program for Pharmacists was developed by the American Pharmacists Association.

Refund Policy: Please note no refunds are available for this course. In the event the course is cancelled, refunds will be given minus a $125 fee should the enrollment code be redeemed at the time of cancellation.

If you have questions about this program please contact Phillip Ratliff at pratliff@gpha.org or (404) 426-1140.