Pharmacy-Based Immunizations for Pediatric Patients

Program Description

Pharmacy-based Immunizations for Pediatric Patients is a two-hour, application-based learning activity. The program is designed to meet the needs of pharmacists practicing in states where the PREP Act allows for pharmacist-administered vaccinations to children as young as 3 years of age. The program provides a thorough review of topics related to immunizing pediatric patients including parent and patient preparation, immunization administration techniques for children and documentation of pediatric vaccinations.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this application-based activity, participants will be able to: 

  • List common vaccines indicated for the pediatric population. ​
  • Review CDC’s pediatric vaccination schedule including its utility and importance. ​
  • Identify common concerns of parents who are vaccine resistant and propose effective strategies to overcome their resistance. ​
  • Demonstrate correct injection techniques for pediatric immunization including comforting techniques, injection site, needle size, and length. ​
  • Discuss effective management strategies for vaccine adverse events. ​
  • Review best practices for documenting the provision of pediatric vaccines. ​
  • Identify the most current and reliable immunization resources for pharmacists immunizing the pediatric population. 

Activity type: Application-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists in all practice settings
Learning Level: 2

Accreditation Information

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The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The following archived webinar is approved for 2 contact hours of CPE credit (0.20 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-20-355-H06-P

To obtain credit for completing Pharmacy-Based Immunizations for Pediatric Patients participants will need to complete the learning reinforcement exercises, complete the assessment with a grade of 70% or better, complete the evaluation questions, and then CLAIM credit. Participants need to have a valid pharmacist.com username and password and a CPE Monitor account to claim credit. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript. 

APhA continuing pharmacy education policy provides you with two opportunities to successfully complete this 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.

Initial release date: October 1, 2020
Expiration date: October 1, 2023 - No credit granted after this date

Development

Pharmacy-Based Immunizations for Pediatic Patients was developed by the American Pharmacists Association and Washington State University. Copyright © 2020 by the American Pharmacists Association and Washington State University.

Disclosures

Kimberly C. McKeirnan, PharmD 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.

Jennifer Miller, PharmD 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.

For a complete list of APhA staff disclosures, visit the APhA website at www.pharmacist.com/apha-disclosures

Conflicts of interest have been resolved through content review by Helen Sairany, BA, PharmD, MBA, BCACP, Director of Content Development & Partnership at the American Pharmacists Association. 

Technology Requirements

Computer and internet access are required to complete this activity. Please visit our website to view the Technology System Requirements for a positive learning experience.

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE# 0202-0000-20-335-H06-P 0.2 CEUs October 01, 2020 - October 01, 2023