Pharmacy Technician: Developing a Pharmacy Based Immunization Program

10.00
Online
Elective
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Learning objectives
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • List at least one key foundation of immunology and how it relates to the practice of vaccination.
  • Distinguish between live and inactive vaccines.
  • Describe at least eight key vaccine-preventable diseases.
  • Provide at least two examples of how vaccinations can positively impact the morbidity and mortality of preventable diseases.
  • Identify at least two locations where pharmacy professionals can find the most current vaccine-related information.
  • List at least two contraindications or precautions to consider when using each approved vaccine product.
  • Name at least two advisory panels involved in determining best immunization practices.
  • Discuss the eight essential components in an immunization history and use them to design an appropriate immunization program.
  • Recall three critical concerns to be mindful of when responding to and reporting vaccine-related adverse events.
  • Name the five vaccination-specific facts that must be documented with each vaccine administration.
  • Develop approaches to debunking the 10 common myths about vaccine use.
  • Recognize the two most common adverse events associated with immunizations, and give examples of how to respond to them.

About the Author:
Katie Ingersoll-Blair, Pharm.D., R.Ph. is a community pharmacist, consultant and freelance writer who specializes in pharmacy education. She has performed freelance work writing and editing practice questions for various pharmacy technician exams, as well as has written and revised continuing education programs for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. She has also written for Natural Standard, summarizing research studies on dietary supplements, and working on the company blog.  Dr. Ingersoll-Blair graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts in 2009 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.


Developing a Pharmacy Based Immunization Program

10.00
Learning objectives
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • List at least one key foundation of immunology and how it relates to the practice of vaccination.
  • Distinguish between live and inactive vaccines.
  • Describe at least eight key vaccine-preventable diseases.
  • Provide at least two examples of how vaccinations can positively impact the morbidity and mortality of preventable diseases.
  • Identify at least two locations where pharmacy professionals can find the most current vaccine-related information.
  • List at least two contraindications or precautions to consider when using each approved vaccine product.
  • Name at least two advisory panels involved in determining best immunization practices.
  • Discuss the eight essential components in an immunization history and use them to design an appropriate immunization program.
  • Recall three critical concerns to be mindful of when responding to and reporting vaccine-related adverse events.
  • Name the five vaccination-specific facts that must be documented with each vaccine administration.
  • Develop approaches to debunking the 10 common myths about vaccine use.
  • Recognize the two most common adverse events associated with immunizations, and give examples of how to respond to them.

About the Author:
Katie Ingersoll-Blair, Pharm.D., R.Ph. is a community pharmacist, consultant and freelance writer who specializes in pharmacy education. She has performed freelance work writing and editing practice questions for various pharmacy technician exams, as well as has written and revised continuing education programs for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. She has also written for Natural Standard, summarizing research studies on dietary supplements, and working on the company blog.  Dr. Ingersoll-Blair graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts in 2009 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.