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 2016 Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations as well as highlight changes. Activity will review recommendations for influenza vaccines for 2016-2017 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.
Faculty: Betsy Blake, PharmD, BCPS, Clinical Associate Professor & Director of Interprofessional Education, South Carolina College of Pharmacy- USC Campus, Columbia, S.C.
Financial Disclosure: SCCP 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 SCCP 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. Blake has indicated no relevant financial relationships.
Dr. Betsy Blake is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences at the 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 SCCP, she maintains a clinical practice site at Palmetto Health Richland in the Patient Centered Medical Home Clinics in Columbia, SC.
Target Audience: Pharmacists or Pharmacy Technicians involved in immunization practice.
At the conclusion of this activity, the pharmacist will be able to:
- Describe best practices for pharmacy-based immunization delivery
- Explain key components of the updated SC Pharmacy Practice Act regarding immunizations
- Review the 2016 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 2016-2017 season including characteristics, schedules, warning and contraindications.
- Evaluate specific patients’ immunization histories to determine appropriate vaccine recommendations.
At the conclusion of this activity, the pharmacy technician will be able to:
-Describe best practices for pharmacy-based immunization delivery
- Identify opportunities to improve vaccination rates
- Describe the role of the pharmacy technician in improving the efficiency of immunization delivery
How to Earn Credit: During the period November 22, 2016 through September 1, 2017, 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 HTML5
Fee: $18 for pharmacists and $15 for pharmacy technicians
Activity Type: Knowledge
Accreditation Statement: The South Carolina College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE# 0062-0000-16-166-H01-P and ACPE# 0062-0000-16-166-H01-T (1.5 hr.). This is a 1.5 hour video presentation adapted from a live activity.
Credits: 1.5 hour (0.15 CEUs) Media: Internet with Microsoft Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox
Release Date: November 12, 2016 Expiration Date: September 1, 2017
Type of Activity: Knowledge Estimated time to complete activity: 90 minutes
This program was recorded and adapted from a live activity provided on November 12, 2016.
The South Carolina College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Requirements for CE Credit
Participants must 1) Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures, 2) Review the video presentation and 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 NAPB CPE Monitor. Registration with a proper disclosure of your NABP E-Id is a requirement for receiving Continuing Pharmacy Education. To register with or look up your NABP E-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.