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Pharmacist Training for Immunizations - May 24; Technician Program - May 10

OPA Office 2674 Federated Blvd, Columbus

The next Pharmacist Training Program for Immunizations will be held on Thursday, May 24, 2018. The program will be held at the OPA Office, 2674 Federated Blvd, Columbus 43235.

>>Register HERE for the May 24, 2018 Immunization Training<<

June 2012 Immunization Training Program - Injection Training

The Ohio Pharmacists Association was instrumental in the passage of HB 394 which allows Ohio pharmacists and pharmacy interns to administer all immunizations recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to individuals 7 years of age and older.

Pharmacists and pharmacy interns desiring to give immunizations must:
• complete a course in drug administration approved by the State Board of Pharmacy;
• receive and maintain certification to perform basic life-support procedures by completing a basic life-support training course certified by the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association;
• practice in accordance with a definitive set of treatment guidelines specified in a protocol established by a physician and approved by the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy.

Goals.
The goals of this program are to train pharmacists to set up an immunization program for all  vaccines recommended by ACIP; and to train pharmacists to properly administer vaccines and meet the requirements established by the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy for recordkeeping and for the use of physician protocols. Participants must demonstrate proper sterile technique and administration of both IM and SQ injections during the program, and should wear clothing with easy access to the deltoid muscle.

Program Schedule
8:00 a.m. Registration
8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Immunology Review and the Effect of Immunizations
10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Sterile Technique in Dosage Preparation and Administration
12:15 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Nuts and Bolts of a Pharmacist Administered Vaccination Program in a Community Pharmacy
3:00 p.m. - Adjournment

Certificate of Achievement.
To become eligible to receive a Certificate of Achievement for this program and to meet State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy criteria, participants must:

• complete the two home-study activities with a passing grade of at least 80% for each activity
(Immunizations for Selected Vaccine-Preventable Diseases in Adults, ACPE 0129-0000-17-014-H01-P, 0.35 CEU; and Immunizations for HPV, Varicella, Hib, and Polio, ACPE 0129-0000-18-053-H06-P, 0.15 CEU)
• successfully complete the live training session
(ACPE 0129-0000-18-055-L06-P, 0.5 CEU)
• show proof of current certification in CPR; if not yet certified, complete a CPR course through your local American Red Cross or American Heart Association chapter
To receive CPE credit for the live training session, pharmacists must attend the full session; administer IM and SQ injections; complete the CPE/evaluation form and return it to OPF staff. CPE credit will be uploaded to the CPE Monitor. The Certificate of Achievement for this program will be generated when all portions of the program are completed.

This program has been approved by the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy to qualify pharmacists to administer all immunizations recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the CDC to individuals 7 years of age and older.

Registration for this event is now open.

>>Register HERE for the May 24, 2018 Immunization Training<<

May 24, 2018 Immunization Brochure

Requests for refunds, less $15 administrative fee, will be honored if received at least one week prior to the program.


Spring Pharmacy Technician Seminar

Are your technicians looking to network with other pharmacy technicians, or need to re-certify with PTCB? The Spring Pharmacy Technician Education Seminar is a great way to earn up to 7 contact hours of continuing education credit, including 1 hour of pharmacy law and 1 hour of patient safety. Other topics include allergic rhinitis, the opioid epidemic, an immunization update, contraception, and medical marijuana. The full day seminar will be held on Thursday, May 10 at the Makoy Center in Hilliard. The program is presented by the Ohio Pharmacists Foundation (OPF). Complete programming information may be found in the program brochure at the following link:
Spring 2018 Technician Program Brochure

Our secure registration system is now Smart-phone and Mobile-device friendly! This convenient online registration process is the fastest, easiest way to register, and you'll automatically receive your confirmation receipt with details via email.

>>>Register here for the Spring Pharmacy Technician Program<<<

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