PittPharmacy CE Module: Updates and Opportunities for Students and Pharmacists: COVID-19 and Vaccinations

The intent of this panel discussion of faculty experts is to provide information about the upcoming COVID-19 vaccinations, pandemic vaccination in Pennsylvania (PA), immunization training, and vaccination workflow in community pharmacies. This information is rapidly changing, including CDC, and state of PA guidance on who can immunize and details of COVID-19 vaccine administration and storage. Pharmacists and student pharmacists will have a key role in vaccine administration immediately when the vaccine becomes available.

Sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy

Target Audience

Who should attend:

  • Pharmacist and Student Pharmacists

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this continuing pharmacy education program, the participant should be able to:

  • Compare and contrast the top vaccine candidates being developed for SARS-Cov2
  • Apply the Department of Health and Human Services Emergency Declaration for Pharmacist Provision of vaccinations to your practice
  • Identify how a pharmacist/pharmacy can indicate interest in participating in COVID-19 vaccinations.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 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.
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
10/22/2020
Course expires: 
10/22/2023
Online
United States
Kim C. Coley, PharmD, FCCP - Professor, Pharmacy and Therapeutics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.
 
Kerry M. Empey, PharmD, PhD - Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics and Center for Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences. 
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.
 
Deanne L. Hall, PharmD, CDE, BCACP - Associate Professor of Pharmacy and Therapeutics and the Center for Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences. 
 
Stephanie Harriman McGrath, PharmD - Senior Program Manager, Pharmacy and Therapeutics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy.
Dr. McGrath receives grant funding from the Community Pharmacy Foundation.
 
Kristine S. Schonder, PharmD - Assistant Professor for the Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy.
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.
 
Melissa A. Somma McGivney, PharmD, FCCP, FAPhA — Associate Dean for Community Partnerships, Professor, Pharmacy and Therapeutics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.
 
Susan Skledar, RPh, MPH, FASHP — Associate Director of Experiential Learning Professor, Department of Pharmacy & Therapeutics University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.

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

This knowledge-based activity provides 1.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit.

Please note, the certificate issued at the end of this course is not official, it only indicates that you achieved a passing grade for this activity.   As required by the ACPE, credits for will be uploaded to the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) within 60 days of completion.  It is the responsibility of the pharmacist/pharmacy technician to provide the correct NABP Board ID and DOB. To review/edit your board ID and/DOB, access your UPMC continuing education account and http://cce.upmc.com and choose “My Account”.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 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.
  • 1.00 Attendance
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