University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy Spring 2024 Preceptor Continuing Education Seminar - Latest Updates on Immunizations - ONLINE

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the CDC publishes annual immunization updates, and pharmacists as immunizers need to keep current with the changing recommendations. Vaccinations are a key component of public health promotion and a critical piece of pharmacy practice. Information changes yearly (or more often), and pharmacists and students are licensed to administer injectables, and this educational program will be a piece of biennial licensure attainment. 

Overview of Latest ACIP Vaccination Guidelines

Presenter:  Kristine Schonder, PharmD, Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy

RSV Vaccine: What Pharmacists Need to Know

Presenters:

  • Cindy Van, PharmD, PGY-2 Geriatric Pharmacy Resident, UPMC Presbyterian/Shadyside with RxPartners
  • Christine Ruby-Scelsi, PharmD, BCPS, FASCP, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and School of Medicine

Target Audience

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Physicians and Physician Assistants

Learning Objectives

Overview of Latest ACIP Vaccination Guidelines

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss updates to the vaccination guidelines
  • Explain expanded indications for vaccines
  • Recommend appropriate vaccine recommendations for unique patient characteristics

RSV Vaccine: What Pharmacists Need to Know Obesity in patients without diabetes

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the risk factors and impact of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) on the aging population and healthcare system
  • Explain the mechanism of action for RSV vaccine in its path to development
  • Discus the safety and efficacy data for RSV vaccines currently available
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 2.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
04/08/2024
Course expires: 
04/08/2027
Online
Pittsburgh, PA
United States
  • Kristine Schonder, PharmD - Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
  • Cindy Van, PharmD, PGY-2 - Geriatric Pharmacy Resident, UPMC Presbyterian/Shadyside with RxPartners
  • Christine Ruby-Scelsi, PharmD, BCPS, FASCP - Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and School of Medicine

No planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

 

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Pharmacy (ACPE)
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Pharmacy Education activity is 2.0 contact hours.

JA008223-0000-24-229-H06-P (Immunization)

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 2.00 Attendance
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