Program Description: Pharmacy can provide advocacy for appropriate preventative health related immunizations and expand the potential for delivery of immunizations. This activity will review the new 2017 Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations as well as highlight changes. Activity will review recommendations for influenza vaccines for 2017-2018 including available products. Dr. Blake will also review key components of the updated SC Pharmacy Practice Act regarding immunizations. Patient cases will be used to apply specific vaccination recommendations to clinical situations.
Note: While this program will serve as a clinical review and update on immunizations for any practitioner, the specific protocol and requirements for pharmacists in South Carolina to administer vaccines are reviewed and may differ for other states.
Program Goal: Pharmacy can play a key role in improving immunization rates and has the opportunity to enhance public health outcomes. This program will meet the requirements for license renewal for pharmacists in South Carolina that provide immunizations. It will also review updated guidelines and best practices for both pharmacists and pharmacy technicians regarding immunization practice.
At the completion of this activity, the pharmacist will be able to:
Describe best practices for pharmacy-based immunization delivery
Describe key components of the updated SC Pharmacy Practice Act regarding immunizations
Review the 2017 Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations regarding adult and pediatric immunizations and discuss changes in the schedules
Discuss available influenza vaccine products for the 2017-2018 season
Evaluate specific patients’ immunization histories to determine appropriate vaccine recommendations
Target Audience: Pharmacists involved in immunization practice.
Faculty: Betsy Blake, PharmD, BCPS, Clinical Associate Professor & Director of Interprofessional Education, University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy, Columbia, S.C.
Dr. Blake is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes
Sciences at the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy in Columbia, SC. She completed her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC as well as a Pharmacy Practice Residency and a Primary Care Residency with an Emphasis in Family Medicine. Besides her teaching responsibilities at USC COP, she is also the Director for Interprofessional Education, and she maintains a clinical practice site at Palmetto Health Richland in the Patient Centered Medical Home Clinics in Columbia, SC.
Credit Hours Available: This program was recorded and adapted from a live activity at the SCCP Fall CE Conference in Columbia, SC on November 4, 2017. The program is accredited for 1.5 home study hours (0.15 CEUs). The video presentation is 1 hour and 20 minutes long, and there is a 10 question post-test required after the recording has been viewed.
How to Earn Credit: During the period January 10, 2018 through August 31, 2018, participants must 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures, 2) listen to the video presentation and the interactivity, and 3) complete the posttest with a score of at least 70% and the evaluation form. To receive credit, you must provide your date of birth and NABP number. CE credit will be submitted to the NABP CE Monitor.
Required Computer Hardware/Software
Please ensure the computer system you plan to use meets the following minimum requirements:
Operating System: Windows, Mac OS and Linux
Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher; Mozilla Firefox 3.0 or higher; Google Chrome
Computer Speakers or headphones connected to your computer
Broadband Internet Connection: Cable, High-speed DSL or T1
Monitor Screen Resolution: 320x480 or higher
Media Viewing Requirements: Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash Player, Microsoft Power Point and HTML
Privacy and Confidentiality: Information received by the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy for continuing education (CE) programs will be maintained in a confidential and secure manner. In order for continuing education credit to be submitted to the NABP CPE Monitor, personal information such as your NABP e-Profile ID and day and month of birth will be required along with your name and contact information.
Provider Contact Information:
For questions regarding this continuing education activity, please contact our office at CE@cop.sc.edu