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Immunization Delivery Certificate Course

APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certificate Program for Pharmacists, Optometrists, and Pharmacy Technicians. 

Date and Time

Online Lecture is on Sunday, March 21 at 8:00 AM 

Skills Assessment is on Monday, March 22 at 6:00 PM

Virtually Hosted by

Marshall B. Ketchum University
College of Pharmacy
Health Professions Building
2575 Yorba Linda Blvd. Fullerton, CA 92831

About the Program

APhA logoAPhA’S Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program 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. The purpose of this certificate training program is to prepare pharmacists, optometrist, and pharmacy technicians with comprehensive knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to provide immunization services to patients across the life span.

Faculty

Monica Trivedi, PharmD
Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs and Community Outreach 
MBKU's College of Pharmacy

For questions about Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery, please contact the Department of Continuing Education at ce@ketchum.edu.

Enrollment Fees

$450.00 Pharmacists and Optometrists

$425.00 Pharmacy Technicians.

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Cancellation Policy

Fees are non-refundable

 

The completion of APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certificate Training Program include ...
  1. Successful completion of the 12-hour self-study course with a 70% or higher before March 21.  Access instructions will be emailed after registration. 
  2. Complete the COVID-19 training program ( 3 hours ) Click here for the COVID-19 training program.
  3. Email a copy of their current or expired CPR [BLS] certification to ce@ketchum.edu prior to the live virtual course.
  4. Secure a test subject to be present with you during your live, online technique injection skills training and assessment.
  5. Gather supplies needed for virtual assessment. Supplies are available for purchase.  Click here to purchase supplies
  6. Show satisfactory demonstration of ability to administer vaccines at the live, virtual injection technique skills evaluation. (30 minutes).
  7. Complete the post seminar activities using the attendance code provided at the end of the live virtual program, to claim your CE and certificate.
  8. Show satisfactory demonstration of ability to administer vaccines at the live, virtual injection technique skills evaluation. (30 minutes).

 

Packing for an APhA Immunization Program

 

Quantity Per Learner

 

Item

 

Notes

8 Pair

Non-latex & Non-powder gloves

Appropriate Size

1 ml OR 3ml x 25G x 1” safety syringe

For intramuscular injections - Always bring extra just in case of bent needles or redos

 6

1ml OR 3ml x 25G x 5/8” safety syringe

For subcutaneous injections - Always bring extra just in case

10

Bandaids/bandages

Pack extra

15

Alcohol swabs

Pack extra

10

Cotton balls

Pack extra

2 Vials

Sodium Chloride 0.9%

Single dosage vial 10 ml or smaller (1 practice and 1 for assessment)

1

Sharps containers

Follow this link to make your own.

http://www.diabetesforecast.org/2014/07-jul/make-your-own-sharps.html

         2         Oranges Practice Injections

Supplies can be purchased on our website for $45.00. Last Day to request supplies March 11th.

 

Supplies to be mailed:

 

 

Quantity Per Learner

 

Item

 

Notes

8 Pair

Non-latex & Non-Powder Gloves

Large

 8 

1 ml OR 3ml x 25G x 1” safety syringe

For intramuscular injections.

 6

1ml OR 3ml x 25G x 5/8” safety syringe

For subcutaneous injections

15

Alcohol swabs

 

10

Cotton balls

 

2 Vials

Sodium Chloride 0.9%

 1 for practice and 1 for assessment

 

 

You must provide the following for your assessment:

 

1

Not Included

Sharps containers

Follow this link to make your own.

http://www.diabetesforecast.org/2014/07-jul/make-your-own-sharps.html

10

Not Included

Band-Aids

 

2

Not Included

Oranges

Practice Injections

The goals of Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery are to ...
  • The impact of vaccines on public health.
  • Pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and optometrists’ 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, pharmacy technicians, and optometrists who provide immunization services.
  • 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.
     
  • Promote public health through immunizations.
  • Access regularly updated information about vaccines and their use.
  • Effectively communicate with patients and other stakeholders about resources.
  • Operate an immunization service in compliance with legal and regulatory standards.

For a complete list of learning objectives for the self-study and virtual seminar, please visit APhA’s website.

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Virtual Seminar Agenda

Check in 

7:45 a.m.

Online Lecture

8:00 a.m.

  • Welcome, Introductions & Acknowledgements
  • Clinical Review
  • Morning Break
  • Managing a Pharmacy-Based Immunization Program
  • Strategies for Increasing Immunization Rates
  • Applying ACIP Immunization Schedules

Skills Assessment 

3:00 p.m.

  • Communicating with Patients
  • Vaccine Administration Technique
  • Afternoon Break
  • Course Summary & Final Remarks
  • Skills Assessment

Accreditation Information

ACPE logoFor Pharmacists, and Pharmacy Technicians

The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. APhA's Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program is approved for a total of 20.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit (2.0 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Numbers (UAN) for this activity are listed below.

 

 

Activity Completion Requirements

To obtain credit for "Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery" complete home study activities, complete both home 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.  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.

  • Attend the live virtual seminar
  • Successful completion of the self-study component involves passing the self-study assessment with a grade of 70% or higher and will result in 12 contact hours of CPE credit (1.2 CEUs). ACPE UAN: 0202-0000-20-179-H06-P / 0202-9999-20-179-H06-P
  • Successful completion of the live seminar component involves attending the full live seminar, successfully completing the injection technique assessment, and completing the online assessment and evaluation. Successful completion of this component will result in 8 contact hours of CPE credit (0.8 CEU). ACPE UAN: 0202-0000-20-180-L06-P / 0202-9999-20-180-L06-P
  • CLAIM credit

To obtain 20.0 contact hours of CPE credit (2.0 CEUs) for APhA's APhA's Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program, the learner must complete all components listed above, and CLAIM credit for each component. Participants will need to have a valid APhA (pharmacist.com) username and password, as well as a CPE Monitor account to claim credit. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript. The Certificate of Achievement will be available online upon successful completion of the necessary activity requirements on the participant’s My Training page.

APhA continuing pharmacy education policy provides you with two opportunities to successfully complete the continuing pharmacy education assessment. Please note that you will not be permitted to submit the assessment a third time. The current policy of the APhA Education Department is not to release the correct answers to any of our CPE tests. This policy is intended to maintain the integrity of the CPE activity and the assessment.

Release Date: March 30, 2020

Expiration Date: March 20, 2023 - PLEASE NOTE: NO Home Study credit granted after this date; Live Credit can only be granted within 60 days from the day of the seminar attended.

Technology Requirements

Computer and Internet access are required to complete this activity. Please visit APhA’s website to view the Technology System Requirements to have a positive learning experience.


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