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Immunization Training




Instructor: N/A

Grading: NA

Friday, August 08, 2014 - Friday, August 08, 2014

The 16-hour online training must be completed before the 4-hour live session on August 8th

Instruction Mode: Combination

Location: Sudro Hall, Rm 21

Academic Level: Non-Credit

NDSU DCE Flat Fee: $225

Course Description:

NDSU will be offering their annual Immunization Training during the summer of 2014. The 16 hour online training must be completed before the 4-hour live session on August 8, 2014.

The goal of this program is to provide pharmacists with knowledge of immunology, vaccine-preventable diseases, indications for vaccination, and implementation and maintenance of a pharmacy-based vaccination program to incorporate vaccination delivery into pharmacy practice.

Each participant will listen to the archived audio commentary while reviewing the course notes and supplemental materials.  Then participants will complete the home-study quizzes prior to the live-training portion of the course.  The live-training portion will be held on Friday, August 8, 2014 at NDSU Sudro Hall.  It will start at 10:00 AM and is located in Sudro 21.  The schedule will include a demonstration, practice, and practical examination of vaccination techniques.  The program will conclude with a final examination and program evaluation that must be completed on Blackboard to receive your certificate of completion for this course.   

Course Contacts:

Michael Kelsch, PharmD, BCPS; NDSU Dept of Pharmacy Practice (#2660), PO Box 6050; Fargo, ND 58108-6050.  Phone: (701) 231-6528.  Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Kari Bitz, NDSU DCE: Phone: (701) 231-5327.  Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Learning Objectives

Online Session              (0047-0000-12-0330H01-P , 16 hours, Knowledge Based)

  1. Describe immunology principles which underlie use of vaccines
  2. Discuss the epidemiology of vaccine preventable diseases
  3. Identify sources of current information relative to vaccine use
  4. Respond to common questions regarding vaccine safety
  5. Anticipate and manage potential adverse reactions of vaccines 
  6. Identify an emergency plan for management of anaphylaxis associated with injectable administration
  7. List storage and handling requirements for vaccines
  8. Identify special populations needing specific vaccinations
  9. List appropriate schedules for administration of vaccines
  10. List precautions and contraindications for vaccine use
  11. Construct a vaccination schedule for a patient who has fallen behind
  12. Anticipate the effects of immune globulins on vaccination
  13. Discuss advantages and disadvantages of commonly used vaccine products
  14. Devise a marketing plan for a pharmacy offering injectable services
  15. Explain methods to prevent or reduce exposure to bloodborne pathogens
  16. List the important steps to take if exposed to a bloodborne pathogen
  17. Identify how to report an exposure incident

Live Session: (0047-0000-12-034-L01-P , 4 hours, Practice Based)

  1. Describe prescription and protocol requirements that cover vaccination activities in your pharmacy
  2. Describe methods for reimbursement for injectable/vaccination services
  3. Identify requirements for maintaining vaccination records in a pharmacy
  4. Devise a marketing plan for a pharmacy offering injectable services
  5. List requirements of the ND Board of Pharmacy and Department of Health relative to vaccinations
  6. Choose a site and route of administration for medications based on the type of medication and the patient
  7. Administer subcutaneous, intramuscular, and intradermal injections to another attendee
  8. Describe how to access the ND Immunization Information System (NDIIS)
  9. Explain the various tools available on NDIIS

Live Session Schedule:

  • 10 am - Stacy Lovelace, ND Dept. of Health
  • 11 am - Steve Boehning, Linson Pharmacy
  • 12-12:30 pm - Lunch break
  • 12:30 - 2:30 pm - Immunization administration logistics, demonstration and practical training

Presenting Faculty: 

  • Steve Boehning, B.S. Pharmacy, Linson Pharmacy Fargo
  • Heidi Eukel, Pharm.D., Assistant Professor of Practice, NDSU
  • Michael Kelsch, PharmD, BCPS, Associate Professor of Practice, NDSU
  • Stacy Lovelace, B.A., VFC/AFIX Coordinator, ND Department of Health
  • Elizabeth Skoy, Pharm.D., Assistant Professor of Practice, NDSU


Course Completion

The ND Board of Pharmacy will grant each participant the authority to administer injectable medications upon completion of the following:

  • Score at least 70% on the online home-study quizzes
  • Participation in the online home-study discussion board forums and cases
  • Attendance and participation at the live training session
  • Successful demonstration of the techniques for subcutaneous, intramuscular, and intradermal injection
  • Score at least 70% on the online final exam
  • Completion of the online course evaluation
  • Current CPR certification
  • Completed application submitted to the ND Board of Pharmacy

Online Release Date: 4/13/12- Expiration Date: 4/13/15

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