• SIGN IN
  • GET HELP
  •  

    Home Study Details


    Program Type

    Home Study Webcast

    Credits

    1.5 Contact Hour(s)

    Release Date

    Thursday, April 29, 2021

    Offline Date

    Thursday, April 28, 2022

    ACPE Expiration Date

    Monday, April 22, 2024

    Target Audience

    Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, Nurse

    Cost

    $0.00

    • Overview

      In August 2020, in reaction to the declining numbers of routine vaccinations in 2020 due to actual and patient perceived barriers to well child visits during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a declaration of amendment to the PREP Act that expanded the role that pharmacists can play in the provision of adolescent immunizations. Although the AMA and AAP is opposed to this expansion of pharmacist scope based on a perceived negative impact on participation in well-child visits, this declaration highlights disparities such as rural access to healthcare as well as the critical need for new avenues of access, and represents an outstanding opportunity for pharmacists, who may be unaware of the potential to expand their immunization practice.

      This activity will strengthen pharmacists’ knowledge of adolescent vaccine disparities, provide pharmacists with vaccine education based on the ACIP vaccination schedule for pre-teens and teens, and equip pharmacists with best practices in counseling and advocacy for well child visits during these years of life.


      Handouts

      • Slide Document :   21079H06_2pp.pdf
      • Slide Document :   21079H06_6pp.pdf
      • Slide Document :   CDC_Vaccine_Schedule.pdf

      Financial Support By

      Merck & Co., Inc.
    • Pharmacist

      Given a patient/practice case, choose appropriate vaccine administration and forecasting to improve vaccine utilization in the adolescent population.
      Identify disparities that led the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to expand the role of pharmacists in the provision of pre-adolescent and adolescent immunizations.
      Recognize the appropriate ACIP recommended vaccine schedule and screening, vaccine specific information, and administration techniques that are applicable in the adolescent population.

      Pharmacy Technician

      Identify disparities that led the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to expand the role of pharmacists in the provision of pre-adolescent and adolescent immunizations.
      Given a patient/practice case, choose appropriate vaccine administration and forecasting to improve vaccine utilization in the adolescent population.
      Recognize the appropriate ACIP recommended vaccine schedule and screening, vaccine specific information, and administration techniques that are applicable in the adolescent population.

      Nurse

      Identify disparities that led the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to expand the role of pharmacists in the provision of pre-adolescent and adolescent immunizations.
      Given a patient/practice case, choose appropriate vaccine administration and forecasting to improve vaccine utilization in the adolescent population.
      Recognize the appropriate ACIP recommended vaccine schedule and screening, vaccine specific information, and administration techniques that are applicable in the adolescent population.
    • Activity Type

      Knowledge

      CE Broker

      20-829074

      Universal Activity Number

      Pharmacist 0798-0000-21-079-H06-P
      Pharmacy Technician 0798-0000-21-079-H06-T
      Nurse 0798-0000-21-079-H06-N

      ACPE PharmCon is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

      PharmCon is an approved course provider for continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nursing. PharmCon is also recognized by the California Board of Nursing as a provider of nursing programs.

      In order to obtain a Statement of Credit, participants must score no less than a 70% on the activity's test and complete a program evaluation.


    HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
    Speakers or headphones
     


    SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
    Microsoft Edge
    Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher
    Google Chrome
    Safari
    Firefox 3.0.3 or higher


    NETWORK REQUIREMENTS
    Broadband Internet Connection:
    T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
    4G cellular connection
     
     

    This continuing education activity is held as copyright by PharmCon, Inc. Through this notice, PharmCon, Inc. grants permission of its use for educational purposes only. These materials may not be used, in whole or in part, for any commercial purposes without prior permission in writing from the copyright owner(s).