2023 APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certificate Training Program - Pharmacists
APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program (14th Edition) 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
This certificate training program is made up of three components – the 12hr self-study, the 8hr live training, and the post live activity. The pre-course work is required before the live training date which will be held via Zoom on February 24, 2023. Please read through the instructions within this course. All of the home study coursework will be completed through the APhA site linked within the course materials. The link to the Zoom webinar will be included within the course and also emailed to you.
**The skills component of this course will be facilitated through Zoom with an APhA trainer or by an HSOP approved provider that is currently certified to provide immunizations. A short list of supplies are located in this course under 'Course Instructions,' which can be accessed upon registration by clicking the 'Take Course' tab and 'Take Course' button. Each participant will be responsible for providing these supplies for the injection technique assessment, as we are not able to ship these materials, at this time.** Participants are responsible for securing a volunteer to participate in their injection technique assessment.
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For a complete list of learning objectives for the self-study, live seminar, and post live activity, please visit APhA’s website, https://www.pharmacist.com/Education/Certificate-Training-Programs/Immunization
- 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.
Spencer H. Durham, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCIDP is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and also serves as the Director of Alumni & Professional Affairs with the Harrison College of Pharmacy. Originally from Arab, Alabama, he completed his pre-pharmacy coursework at Auburn University and graduated with his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Harrison College of Pharmacy in 2007. He went on to complete an ASHP-accredited post-graduate residency at Children's Health System in Birmingham, Alabama in 2008. After completion of his residency, he joined the staff at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Florida as a clinical pharmacist specialist, a role he maintained for five years.
In 2013, Dr. Durham joined the faculty of the Harrison College of Pharmacy, where he teaches in various courses throughout the curriculum.
Additionally, Dr. Durham serves as the Director of Alumni and Professional Affairs under the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Outreach. As part of this position, he works proactively with HCOP alumni and other health care professionals from throughout the state and region to foster the development of innovative practice models and to expand and enhance opportunities for continuous professional development.
Dr. Durham also oversees the Office of Alumni and Professional Affairs, which is responsible for the many continuing education programs offered each year by HCOP.
Dr. Durham has published more than 20 peer-reviewed articles in respected journals and several book chapters. He is an active speaker each year at national, state, and local conferences, where he educates healthcare professionals on topics related to infectious diseases and antimicrobial stewardship. Additionally, Dr. Durham is active in several state and national organizations including the Alabama Pharmacy Association (APA), the Alabama Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (AlSHP), the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), and the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP).
Dr. Spencer Durham declares no conflicts of interest or financial interests in any product or service mentioned in this activity, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria.
The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The home-study portion of the Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program is approved for 12 contact hours (1.2 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit (UAN 0202-0000-20-179-H06-P). The live training seminar is approved for 8 contact hours (0.8 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education credit (UAN 0202-0000-20-180-L06-P).
Initial Release Date: March 30, 2020
Course Expiration date: March 30, 2023 - PLEASE NOTE: NO Home Study credit granted after this date; Live Credit can only be granted within 60 days from the day of the seminar attended.
Activity Completion Requirements
To obtain credit for this learning activity, you must successfully complete the activity and have a current APhA account. Your transcript of CPE will be on your CPE Monitor account within 24-hours of successful activity completion. If you are licensed in Florida, your CPE will be filed with CE Broker.
A current APhA account which includes
- NABP e-Profile ID and PIN
- Florida Pharmacist / Pharmacist Technician license number (only applicable to Florida Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians)
- Access your APhA My Account to verify the above information.
Credit for the live seminar portion of this certificate training program will be earned upon completion of home study materials, full attendance of live seminar, successfully passing injection technique assessments, completion of the live seminar online evaluation, and achieving a passing grade of 70% or higher on the final assessment. To obtain credit, the Learner must CLAIM credit once each component is completed. Once credit is claimed, Transcripts of CPE will be available online within 24 hours on the Learner’s CPE Monitor profile. The Certificate of Achievement will be available online upon successful completion of the necessary activity requirements on the participant’s “My Training” page on www.pharmacist.com.
APhA's continuing pharmacy education policy provides learners with two opportunities to successfully complete the continuing pharmacy education assessment. Please note that you will not be permitted to submit the assessment a third time. The current policy of the APhA Education Department is not to release the correct answers to any of our CPE tests. This policy is intended to maintain the integrity of the CPE activity and the assessment.
APhA's Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery was developed by the American Pharmacists Association. Copyright © 2020 by the American Pharmacists Association.
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