APhA’s Pharmacy-based Immunization Delivery
Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery
Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy is pleased to offer APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program virtually and in-person on Friday, January 6, 2023 from 8:30am-5pm.
APhA’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 with comprehensive knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to provide immunization services to patients across the life span.
Goals & Objectives
Goals and learning objectives of this practice-based training include:
- Educate pharmacists about the impact of vaccines on public health, pharmacists’ role in immunization, immunologic principles of vaccine development and immunizations, vaccine-preventable diseases and the vaccines used to prevent them, strategies for improving immunization rates, and requirements for pharmacists who provide immunization services.
- Prepare pharmacists to 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, and partner with immunization stakeholders to promote immunizations and the immunization neighborhood.
- Direct pharmacists to resources necessary to promote public health through immunizations, access regularly updated information about vaccines and their use, effectively communicate with patients and other stakeholders about resources, and operate an immunization service in compliance with legal and regulatory standards.
This certificate program is approved for a total of 20.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit (2.0 CEUs). Components of the training include:
- Completing a multi-module self-study training with learning activities and self-study assessment with a grade of 70% or higher [12 contact hours of CPE credit (1.2 CEUs)]
- Attending the live seminar, successfully completing the injection technique assessment, successfully completing the online assessment, and completing the online evaluation [8 contact hours of CPE credit (0.8 CEU)]
Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy will offer this program in a live in-person and virtual format. Once the online, self-study portion is completed, registrants will participate in a live session simultaneously delivered in person at Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy or virtually using Zoom Video Conferencing technology. For virtual participants to successfully complete the live seminar and be marked as having attended, the participant must be present and engaged for the entire duration of the program via video.
By registering for this program, the learner agrees to participate in the live portion of the course either in person or by using an active video and audio feed through a computer or mobile device. Additionally, the learner agrees to complete the injection technique assessment and post-seminar online assessment. Credit for completion of the certificate program will only be granted to participants who complete the self-study requirements, are verified to have attended the entire live seminar session, successfully complete the injection technique assessment, and complete the post-seminar assessment with a score of ≥ 70% and evaluation.
The Live Seminar portion will be conducted in person and online. To participate in person, the registrant must:
- Be present for the entirety of the program, including injection technique assessment (supplies will be provided), to be eligible for completion of the certificate training
To participate virtually, the registrant must:
- Secure injection technique supplies and arrange for a qualified pharmacist immunizer to assess injection technique
- Be present for the entirety of the program to be eligible for completion of the certificate training
- Join Zoom webinar by computer, tablet, or any mobile device
- Have a working camera and have video enabled throughout the entire program
- Join the meeting 15-30 minutes early to test that your microphone and camera is working properly and to check-in
Additional Zoom information:
- There is a Zoom app that can be downloaded on mobile devices through the App Store or Google Play. Search for Zoom Cloud Meetings app.
- If planning to use a MacBook, Macbook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, etc., please navigate to https://zoom.us/(using the Mac computer that will be used for the Zoom session), click on the Download link on the right side of the screen, download and install/run the installer program (named Zoom.pkg).
- Please refer to Zoom support for assistance at https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us or the following webpages to troubleshoot any audio/visual difficulties:
- The Zoom meeting link and password will be sent at least 3 business days prior to the seminar.
Date: January 6, 2023
Time: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Pricing – $375 (Pharmacist) / $275 (P3/P4 Student Pharmacist)
Registration will close 10 days prior to the program date or once full capacity is reached.
Discounted pricing is available for pharmacists who are alumni ($325) of Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy and current P3/P4 student pharmacists ($250). A group discount can be offered for groups of 10 or more. A credit/debit card is the preferred form of payment. Please contact Tiffaney Threatt at email@example.com with questions or to arrange an alternative method of payment.
Kelly Clark, Pharm.D.
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Tiffaney Threatt, Pharm.D.
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Eileen Ward, Pharm.D.
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Registrations for the program cannot be accepted until the registration fee is paid. Cancellations received in writing (email is acceptable) at least seven days prior to the program will receive a refund minus a $25 cancellation fee if the program materials were not accessed. If the materials were accessed, a refund minus a $150 cancellation fee will be provided. Please contact the program coordinator if you need to cancel your registration. Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy reserves the right to cancel the program at any point in time. In that event, each registrant will be notified via email and a full refund will be made.
The emailed address submitted during registration will be used for all correspondence. It is the registrant’s responsibility to ensure that the email address submitted is correct. Registrants may contact the certificate program coordinator using the email provided in the program information.
Program Coordinator Contact
Tiffaney Threatt, Pharm.D.