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Continuing Professional Development

Office of Continuing Professional Development

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Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery:

A National Certificate Program for Pharmacists Developed by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA)

Monday, January 11, 2016

University of Rhode Island, College of Pharmacy
Professional Practice Laboratory, Room 130
7 Greenhouse Road, Kingston, RI

 

Program Description and Goals

APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program (13th Edition) is an innovative, intensive, and practice-based continuing pharmacy education, based on national educational standards for immunization training from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  This program is designed to educate pharmacists about the professional opportunities for vaccine advocacy and administration.  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.

 The goals of this program are to:

Educate pharmacists about:

  • The impact of vaccines on public health.
  • Pharmacists’ roles in immunization.
  • Immunologic principles of vaccine development and immunizations.
  • Vaccine-preventable diseases and the vaccines used to prevent them.
  • Strategies for improving immunization rates.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Operate an immunization service in compliance with legal and regulatory standards.

 

URI College of Pharmacy Faculty Trainers

jeffrey_bratberg_web

Clinical Professor

Office: 244J

401.419.6303 – jefbratberg@uri.edu

brett_feret_web

Clinical Associate Professor, Director of Experiential Education

Office: 225C

401.874.2320 – bferet@uri.edu

celia_macdonnell_web

Clinical Professor

Office: 295C

401.874.9290 – cmac@uri.edu

kelly_orr_web

Clinical Professor, Director of Student and Academic Affairs

Office: 124B

401.874.5522 – KellyO@uri.edu

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