Due to COVID-19 the August 27, 2020 offering of this educational course has been moved to a virtual format.
Looking to incorporate immunizations into your pharmacy practice? PSW’s Immunization Delivery for Pharmacists course is an ACPE accredited program that meets Wisconsin’s training requirements for pharmacists interested in providing immunizations in an effort to improve public health. This training program also includes education on non-vaccine injections, enabling you to begin administering medications as a part of your pharmacy practice.
The course consists of several online modules, including online exams, a virtual vaccine administration lab, and final examination. Course content will include:
- Immunology & Vaccine Basics
- Operating & Expanding Your Immunization Program
- Patient Care for Immunizing Pharmacists
- Vaccines & Vaccine Preventable Diseases
- Special Populations
- Case Discussion
- Non-Vaccine Injections (a separate but linked & required 1 CE activity)
Please note the material previously covered in-person has been moved online. With these changes, PSW hopes to reduce the immunization delivery training burden for Wisconsin pharmacists.
Registration is $325 for PSW members and $425 for non-members and includes the online modules, in-person training, and 16 hours of pharmacist ACPE credits. Due to the limited number of spaces available in this course, this program registration fee is non-refundable.
Please read the following information about this continuing pharmacy education (CPE) activity before accessing the registration link.
ACPE Activity Number: 0175-0000-20-134-H06-P
Release Date: Home study program was developed and released 08/01/2020
Expiration Date: The ACPE numbers associated with this course expire 08/01/2023
Activity Type: The home study program is a knowledge-based activity
CE Credits: 16 Contact Hours
Activity Fee: $325 for PSW members, $425 for non-members
Accreditation for Pharmacists
The Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
This continuing pharmacy education activity was planned to meet the needs of pharmacists wishing to incorporate immunizations into their practice.
The goal of this course is to provide pharmacists with knowledge of immunology, epidemiology of vaccine-preventable diseases, indications for vaccination, operation and expansion of a pharmacy-based immunization program, non-vaccine injections, vaccine-preventable diseases, special populations, and vaccine information sources to expand their pharmacy practice.
Each participant will complete online modules and a virtual vaccine administration lab. A final examination will conclude the training.
A statement of continuing education, as proof of course completion, will be issued to each student upon completion of the following:
- Score of at least 70% on the online exams
- Attendance at the in-person training session
- Demonstration of vaccine administration techniques
- Score of at least 70% on the final exam
- Certification in basic life support prior to or within 30 days after completion of the program
At the end of this educational activity, participants will be able to:
- Discuss the principles, scheduling, precautions, and contraindications for vaccination
- Describe the epidemiology and clinical presentation of vaccine-preventable diseases
- Develop a screening technique to identify patients needing immunization or who may have precautions or contraindications for immunization
- Develop a protocol with a physician in compliance with Wisconsin state law, including record keeping, emergency procedures, and reporting requirements
- Evaluate vaccine information resources
- Discuss the various safety procedures required of a pharmacy delivering immunization services, including emergency procedure preparedness
- Use appropriate methods of reimbursement and recordkeeping for immunization services
- Devise a strategy for the proper storage and handling of vaccines
- List and utilize the five rights of administration when administering a non-vaccine injection
- Outline best practices in documentation of medication administration
- Demonstrate techniques for vaccine and injectable medication administration for adults and children
Mary Hayney, PharmD, MPH, BCPS
Christopher Klink, PharmD, BCPS
Mary Hayney, PharmD, MPH, BCPS reports a financial interest as a consultant for Glaxo Smith Kline Vaccines. Material has been reviewed to ensure no bias is present.