Program Description and Goal
: Pharmacy can provide advocacy for appropriate preventative health related immunizations and expand the potential for delivery of immunizations. This activity will review the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations as well as highlight changes, using patient cases to apply specific vaccination recommendations to clinical situations. In addition, the activity will demonstrate ways that pharmacists and pharmacy technicians can act as advocates for vaccination and identify strategies to improve vaccination rates. Lastly, the activity will also describe vaccine efficacy and review appropriate administration technique.
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.
After completing this program, the pharmacist shall be able to:
1. Advocate for patients receiving all recommended immunizations
2. Identify strategies to improve vaccination rates
3. Apply updates to national immunization recommendations to patient cases
4. Evaluate recently published vaccine-efficacy studies
5. Define proper vaccine administration techniques
Target Audience: Pharmacists
Faculty: Patricia H. Fabel, PharmD, BCPS; Executive Director, Kennedy Pharmacy Innovation Center; Clinical Associate Professor, University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy
Credit Hours Available: This program was recorded and adapted from a live activity at the USC COP Annual Continuing Education Conference in Columbia, SC on January 12, 2019. The program is accredited for 1.0 home study hours (0.10 CEUs). The video presentation is 1 hour long, and there is a required 4 question post-test after the recording has been viewed.
How to Earn Credit: 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
In order to receive credit for this home study program, participants must:
- Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures
- Review the video presentation and engage in any suggested interactivity
- Complete the post-test with a score of at least 70%
- Complete the program evaluation form.
In order for credit to be transmitted to the NABP CPE Monitor, participants must provide their month and day of birth and NABP e-Profile ID number. Registration with a proper disclosure of the NABP E-Id is a requirement for receiving Continuing Pharmacy Education. To register with NABP CPE Monitor or look up your NABP E-profile ID, please click on the CPE Monitor logo below to be directed to their site. Failure to follow this process within the required timeframe will result in loss of credit. If you would like a paper statement of credit, you may print an individual statement or a transcript from your NABP e-profile.
Financial Disclosure: USC COP has a full and fair disclosure policy that requires course planners and faculty to communicate any real or apparent commercial affiliations related to the content of their presentation and materials. Participants are advised that the accredited status of USC COP does not imply endorsement by the provider of ACPE of any products/therapeutics mentioned in this course. The information in this course is for educational purposes only. Dr. Cooler has indicated no relevant financial relationships.