2017 immunization update for pharmacists: on demand

Target Audience:

Pharmacists in community-based practice.

Universal program number: 0401-9999-17-059-H01-P
CE Broker tracking number: 20-579065
Activity type: Knowledge-based

Goal:

This presentation will provide information to update the practicing pharmacist on ACIP recommendations and help them to stay current with immunization practices.

Description:

Recommendations regarding adult and pediatric immunizations are updated frequently. This session will discuss the new 2017 Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommendations as well as new vaccines to the market. Included in the discussion will be influenza vaccine considerations in preparation for the 2017-2018 season as well as patient cases to review recommended vaccines based on the most current immunization schedules.

Learning objectives:
  • Discuss the 2017 Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations regarding adult and pediatric immunizations.
  • Review human papilloma virus vaccine considerations such as ACIP recommended schedule and vaccine availability.
  • Review influenza vaccine considerations such as nomenclature, characteristics, schedule, contraindications, and precautions in preparation for the 2017-2018 season.
  • Evaluate a patient’s immunization history to determine appropriate vaccine recommendations based on the appropriate immunization schedule.
To obtain credit:

To complete the program and receive CPE credit, view all lesson content and complete the learning assessment by submitting answers online. A minimum test score of 70% is needed to obtain credit. After successfully completing the learning assessment, participants must complete a program evaluation and claim the available CPE credit. Participants also must verify personal information required by CPE monitor and/or CE Broker (for Florida license holders) prior to submitting CPE credit claims. Official statements of credit are available only through CPE Monitor located at NABP.net.

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Accreditation:

Drug Store News is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This CPE activity is approved for pharmacists and is worth 2.0 contact hours (0.2 CEUs). The activity is available for CE credit through Aug. 17, 2020.

Course summary
Credit hours: 
  • 2.00 Pharmacist
Course opens: 
08/17/2017
Course format: 
On-demand Webinar
Course expires: 
08/17/2020
Cost:
$12.99

By Miranda Wilhelm, PharmD, clinical associate professor at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy and clinical community pharmacist with Schnucks Pharmacy

The DSN editorial and continuing education staff do not have any actual or potential conflicts of interest in relation to this lesson.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 Pharmacist

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
08/17/2017
Course expires: 
08/17/2020

Price

Cost:
$12.99
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