May 23: Pharmacist Training Program for Immunizations
OPA Office 2674 Federated Blvd, Columbus
The next Pharmacist Training Program for Immunizations will be held on Wednesday, May 23, 2019. The program will be held at the OPA Office, 2674 Federated Blvd, Columbus 43235.
Registration for this event is now open!
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.
At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to:
- describe the immune system including types of antigens, types of immunity and the immune system reaction to immunizations;
- list the disease states and types of immunity associated with immunizations for diphtheria, hepatitis A & B, Hib, HPV, influenza, measles, meningitis, mumps, pertussis, pneumonia, polio, rubella, tetanus, varicella and zoster;
- identify the appropriate administration schedules, route of administration, injection sites, dosages, precautions and contraindications, proper storage requirements, appropriate patient populations, and appropriate monitoring and treatment of the patient for adverse reactions for each of these immunizations, diphenhydramine and epinephrine;
- demonstrate proper sterile technique in preparation and administration of injectable and intranasal dosage forms;
- explain the proper disposal procedures for contaminated needles and immunizations, and the proper procedures for accidental needle sticks; and
- describe requirements for recordkeeping and protocols as outlined by the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy.
2019 Registration Rates:
Discounted OPA Member: $250
8:00am -- Registration
8:30-10:30am -- Immunology Review and the Effect of Immunizations
10:30-10:45am -- Break
10:45am-12:15pm -- Sterile Technique in Dosage Preparation and Administration
12:15-1:00pm -- Lunch
1:00-3:00pm -- Nuts and Bolts of a Pharmacist Administered Vaccination Program in a Community Pharmacy
3:00pm -- Adjournment
Faculty: Donald L. Bennett, R.Ph., MBA; Jarrett Bauder, R.Ph., PharmD.; Dorothy Bystrom, RN
To become eligible to receive a Certificate of Achievement for this program and to meet OhioState 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.
The live portion of this program meets the training requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Bloodborne Pathogens standard as revised by the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act of 2000. Pharmacists and others providing immunizations and/or point-of-care test involving blood have the potential to be exposed to a bloodborne pathogen and must meet the requirements of this standard, including annual live training, or risk facing fines.
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.
Requests for refunds, less $15 administrative fee, will be honored if received at least one week prior to the program.