WEBINAR w/ LIVE TRAINING
Influenza Vaccination Training for Pharmacy Technicians
An educational opportunity designed for pharmacy technicians who will be administering influenza vaccines as outlined in the 8th amendment to the PREP Act with an optional second lesson to get technician immunization certification.
The first part of the program will teach the basic structure of the influenza virus and discuss the origin of new influenza strains and the importance of this to public health. The process of infection and replication of influenza viruses will be explained, and signs, symptoms, and medical treatment of seasonal influenza described. The program will then review the different types of influenza vaccines available in the U.S. and define groups (age, medical conditions, etc.) recommended to receive influenza vaccine. Influenza vaccine safety concerns including contraindications, precautions and side effects will be discussed. Finally, the program will ensure participants know how influenza vaccines are properly handled, stored, and administered.
The second part of the program will focus on both recognizing and treating severe vaccine-related adverse reactions (e.g., anaphylaxis) as well as on learning how to properly administer intramuscular (IM) and subcutaneous (SC) vaccine doses. For vaccine administration, both IM and SC administration techniques will be demonstrated. To become certified, participants are required to successfully administer injections (2 IM and 1 SC) into a partner in front of a health care provider who is currently a certified immunizer and paperwork signifying successful completion of this must be returned to KPhA within one month of the webinar. For certification to be valid, you must also obtain CPR certification which KPhA does not offer.
Webinar Part 1 – 1 hour
1-2 p.m. | Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021
Log-in details will be provided to registrants prior to the class.
Webinar Part 2 – 2 hours
2:30-4:30 p.m. | Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021
The same log-in will be used for this portion of the class. A Technique Assessment must be completed by Oct. 15, 2021, to obtain your Immunization Certification. This can be with a pharmacist at your practice location. You will need to provide their name and email to KPhA during registration. If you don't have one, KPhA can help you find one in your area. If you are already certified to immunize, you do not need to attend Part 2 or do the Technique Assessment.
Webinar - Part 1 Only
$10| KPhA Members
Webinar - Part 1 & 2, plus certification
$85| KPhA Members
Lawrence Davidow, PhD, RPh graduated from the UMKC School of Pharmacy and completed a PhD in Pharmacology at the KU Medical Center. Davidow worked as a pharmacist at the KU Medical Center Outpatient Pharmacy before he began teaching at the KU School of Pharmacy as Director of the Pharmacy Skills Laboratory sequence.
- Explain the basic structure of the influenza virus and discuss the origin of new influenza strains and the importance of this to public health.
- Describe signs, symptoms, and medical treatment of seasonal influenza.
- Review the different types of influenza vaccines available in the U.S. and define groups (age, medical conditions, etc.) recommended to receive influenza vaccine.
- Review influenza vaccine safety concerns including contraindications, precautions, and side effects.
- Ensure influenza vaccines are handled, stored, and administered properly.
The Kentucky Education Research Foundation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This class is approved for a total of 3 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit. The ACPE Universal Activity Numbers (UAN) are 0143-9999-21-132-L06-P/T for Part 1 (1 hour of CE) and 0143-9999-21-133-L06-P/T for Part 2 (2 hours of CE).
Pharmacists, if you are interested in signing up multiple technicians from your location, please contact Jen Clark for assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org or 785.228.2327.