WEBINAR w/ LIVE TRAINING
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 program has three parts. The first part will provide an overview of vaccine principles including immunity, types of vaccines, reading immunization schedules, and required documentation. The second part will focus both on recognizing and treating severe vaccine-related adverse reactions including anaphylaxis. The third part will teach 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. Check with your local Red Cross or American Heart Association office. An online CPR class will suffice, but should be healthcare setting-related and should cover techniques used on adults and children.
Webinar Part 1
1 - 2:15 p.m. | Saturday, June 11, 2022
Log-in details will be provided to registrants prior to the class.
Webinar Part 2
2:30 - 4:30 p.m. | Saturday, June 11, 2022
The same log-in will be used for this portion of the class. A Technique Assessment must be completed by June 1, 2022, 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.
- Principles of Vaccination
- Describe the how immune system responds to vaccine antigens to produce antibodies.
- Categorize different types of vaccines as live or inactive.
- Express how vaccines should be stored and monitored to ensure effectiveness.
- Vaccine Safety
- Contrast vaccine contraindications and precautions.
- Distinguish local from systemic adverse reactions and know which vaccines are most likely to cause each.
- Understand why and when Vaccine Information Statements need to be given.
- Recognizing & Treating Adverse Reactions
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of both vasovagal syncope and anaphylaxis and be able to differentiate between them.
- Describe the progression of an anaphylactic allergic reaction including both what to listen for and what to look for during a reaction.
- Demonstrate the correct dosing and administration of epinephrine using and EpiPen autoinjector.
- Vaccine Administration
- List the steps necessary for correctly administering influenza vaccine nasal spray (LAIV).
- Correctly identify anatomical locations for safely administering both intramuscular (IM) and subcutaneous (SC) vaccine doses.
- Demonstrate correct vaccine
ACPE ACCREDITATION PENDING
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.