APhA Test Your Knowledge

Test Your Knowledge: Immunization Delivery

 

Maintain Your Competency: Ensure Pharmacists are Prepared to Provide the Most Up-to-Date Care

 

Michigan Pharmacists Association has partnered with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) to offer Test Your Knowledge: Immunization Delivery, a home study program designed to provide ongoing assessment and professional development for pharmacists who have completed the APhA certificate training program, Pharmacy-based Immunization Delivery. This self-paced home study will help you provide the most up-to-date immunization care. Test Your Knowledge: Immunization Delivery consists of resource materials, learning reinforcement exercises and an assessment. All activities are related to various topics in immunization care.

 

Pharmacists providing immunizations have a responsibility to maintain their competency annually. At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

 

  • Identify educational gaps within their immunization delivery knowledge.

  • Use the provided resources to maintain their professional development in immunization delivery.

  • Demonstrate continued competency of current immunization practices since earning their immunization certificate through the APhA Pharmacy-based Immunization delivery training program.

Registration

MPA pharmacist members can complete this course for just $90. The nonmember rate is $180. 

 

Visit www.MichiganPharmacists.org/OnlineStore to purchase the Test Your Knowledge: Immunization Delivery course. Upon purchase, you will receive instructions on how to begin your assessment.


Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, pharmacists will be able to:

  1. Explain the recent expansion of the role of pharmacists as vaccine providers and describe the status of pharmacists’ authorization to administer vaccines throughout the United States. 
  1. Describe the characteristics of various vaccine types and the rationale for the timing of these vaccines. 
  1. Describe the clinical features and potential complications of diseases and the vaccines used to prevent them. 
  1. Given a patient case, select appropriate vaccines using an immunization schedule from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, and identify appropriate timing, doses, and routes of administration.
  1. Describe important considerations when deciding which vaccines to offer.
  1. Educate patients about the benefits of vaccines and address common concerns about vaccines.

 

Program Completion Requirements

To earn continuing education (CPE) credit and/or a Letter of Completion, participants must meet the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of the APhA Pharmacy-based Immunization Delivery Certificate Training Program. Participants must provide proof of completion if requested.

  • Complete the learning reinforcement exercises. Upon purchase, access instructions and an enrollment code will be provided to participants. The enrollment code is needed to access the online course, and participants are forbidden to give the enrollment code to anyone else. Participants have 365 days to complete the course.

  • Complete the program assessment and evaluation. Participants must achieve a passing score of 70 percent or better on the assessment for successful completion. Participants will be given one additional opportunity to pass the program assessment if they achieve a score below 70 percent on the first attempt.

CPE credit will be available through CPE Monitor upon successful “claim” of credit. The Letter of Completion will be available online for immediate printing on participant’s “My Training” page on www.Pharmacist.com.

 

Release Date: Dec. 31, 2015; Expiration Date: Dec. 31, 2018

Activity Type: Knowledge-based

Target Audience: Pharmacists in all practice settings

 

Technology Requirements

Windows

Windows XP, Windows 2003 or Windows Vista

Display resolution of 800x600 or higher

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1 or later, Firefox 2.0 or later, or Google Chrome 1.0

For Firefox and Chrome, Silverlight 1.0 or later

Windows Media Player 9.0 or later

Broadband Internet connection (256 Kbps or more)

No network blocks or filters that disable streaming media

 

Mac

Mac OX S 10.5 or later

Safari 2.0.4 or later (or Firefox 2.0 or later) Silverlight 1.0

Broadband Internet connection (256 Kbps or more)

No network blocks or filters that disable streaming media

 

APhA’s learning activities are designed with multimedia which is best experienced using a PC or Mac that is equipped with the hardware and software components described above. Although activities may also be viewed using portable devices, it is not recommended.

 

Refund Policy

Refunds will not be provided for the Test Your Knowledge: Immunization Delivery course.

 

Contact

For additional information about this home study, contact MPA Education Planning Assistant, Jennifer Crawford, at (517) 377-0225 or at Jennifer@MichiganPharmacists.org.

 

The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This self-study program, Test Your Knowledge: Immunization Delivery, is approved for 2 contact hours (0.2 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit (UAN 0202-0000-15-232-H01-P).