Immunization Practice for Adults: Update 2018

Course Expiration Date: 9/30/21

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization. If you are purchasing this course the cost is $25.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Course Description: This course will discuss the role of the healthcare professional in immunization practice according to the ACIP and CDC immunization recommendations for adults.

Instructor: Kristy L. Brittain, PharmD, BCPS, CDE

Target Audience: Licensed nurses and any other interested healthcare professional and update healthcare professionals on current immunization practices.

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to: • Summarize recent changes to the ACIP and CDC immunization recommendations for both adults and children • Evaluate patient-specific information to identify vaccine needs or contraindications • Analyze a patient case, recommend an action plan to address a patient’s immunization needs following current ACIP and CDC recommendations, including appropriate follow-up and monitoring procedures

Length of Course: 60 minutes

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses: Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This continuing education activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour for licensed nurses and 1.0 pharmacology hour.

AHEC:This program is approved for 0.1 CEU (1.0 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets the SC AHEC Best Practice Standards

Disclosure Statement: Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in educational activities.Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

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