Home Study - Immunization Lifelong Learners Course

Target Audience

This activity provides continuing education for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians. A certificate of attendance is available for other attendees.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the mission and vision of the DHA Immunization Healthcare Division.
  2. Describe factors that make immunization care especially challenging and justify the need for special resources to support immunization care.
  3. Apply understanding of DHA Immunization Healthcare Division resources to meeting the challenges of military immunization care.
  4. Review how to contact Immunization Healthcare Specialist (IHS) in their area of operation.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to navigate Immunization Healthcare Division (IHD) webpage for vaccine and policy resources.
  6. Explain knowledge and capabilities of IHD Call Support Center (1-877-GETVACC).
  7. Discuss the threat of vaccine-preventable disease.
  8. Apply an understanding of general infectious diseases to explain vaccine prevention of pertussis, measles, and mumps.
  9. Examine the immune system lines of defense, including barrier, cellular, and sub-cellular components.
  10. Assess the primary differences between the innate and adaptive immune functions.
  11. Critique the basis for the functionality of vaccines in protecting against infectious disease.
  12. Identify the three approved Immunization Tracking Systems
  13. Describe capabilities and limitation of GENESIS.
  14. Discuss when the CDC 731 (“Yellow Shot Record”) must be used.
  15. Review the importance of preventing vaccine-preventable diseases with immunizations during each patient visit without referring to the ACIP General Best Practices.
  16. Apply the highest quality of immunization healthcare during each patient visit by applying ACIP General Best Practices.
  17. Explain optimal vaccination coverage strategies when educating patients about immunizations during a patient visit.
  18. Summarize the common concerns associated with immunizations when educating patients about immunizations during a patient visit.
  19. Explain the Influenza virus and its effects on the general population.
  20. Summarize the importance of the influenza vaccine to prevent the disease.
  21. Describe influenza recommendations & policies.
  22. Discuss vaccine formulations.
  23. Identify vaccine adverse events associated with influenza vaccines.
  24. Analyze the importance of preparing for a mass immunization tasking BEFORE it is required.
  25. Illustrate examples of facility set-up and patient flow
  26. Identify key steps to take when a vaccine cold chain management incident occurs.
  27. Explain the three main components of an effective cold chain management program.
  28. Describe the six rights of vaccine storage and handling.
  29. Identify resources and tools to assist health care facilities in building and implementing a safe and effective vaccine storage and handling program.
  30. Integrate travel assessment, planning, and resources into a pre-travel clinic visit.
  31. Apply risk stratification specific to traveler and destinations.
  32. Describe vaccine-preventable diseases associated with travel.
  33. Review immunization recommendations and DoD policy for the protection of vaccine preventable diseases for travelers.
  34. Understand how to prevent emergencies.
  35. Recognize anaphylaxis and other medical emergencies that may occur.
  36. Outline treatment for anaphylaxis.
  37. Explain the need for a written emergency plan.
  38. Review the steps to develop a comprehensive emergency management plan.
  39. Identify minimum staff education, training and equipment requirements relating to emergency management.
  40. Understand common concerns about vaccines and the appropriate scientific information that may address these concerns.
  41. Describe factors that contribute to vaccine hesitancy and risk perception, that may not be completely addressed by simply conveying scientific information.
  42. Develop skills in risk communication that incorporate models of trust-building and empathy.
  43. Apply risk communication skills to vaccine hesitancy scenarios, drawing on appropriate resources as needed.
  44. Define adverse events following immunizations (AEFI).
  45. Review select AEFI cases to understand clinical characteristics.
  46. Summarize the role of the provider in recognizing and managing AEFIs.
  47. Apply an understanding of AEFIs to reporting in the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS).
  48. Describe the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program and the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program.
  49. Review the role of CDC and ACIP in setting US standards for immunization policy and practice.
  50. Identify the role of FDA in licensing US vaccines.
  51. Describe resources available for updates of military-specific immunization policy and practice.
  52. Apply an understanding of all resources for US and DoD immunization updates to maintain expertise as an immunization lifelong learner.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 13.50 AAPA
    DHA J-7 CEPO has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 13.50 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Physician assistants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
  • 13.50 ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit
    DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education. ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit providers will be provided a certificate of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit providers may receive a maximum of 13.50 hours for completing this Enduring Material (Home Study) activity.
  • 13.50 ACPE Pharmacist
    UAN JA4008136-0000-24-117-H99-P
    No valid paper/electronic statement of credit will be offered. DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the American Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) to provide continuing education for Pharmacists. This knowledge based activity will provide a maximum of 13.50 contact hours of pharmacy continuing education credit. Participant CE records will be electronically communicated to CPE Monitor. There is no cost to participate in this activity.
  • 13.50 ACPE Pharmacy technician
    UAN JA4008136-0000-24-117-H99-T
    No valid paper/electronic statement of credit will be offered. DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the American Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) to provide continuing education for Pharmacy Technicians. This knowledge based activity will provide a maximum of 13.50 contact hours of pharmacy continuing education credit. Participant CE records will be electronically communicated to CPE Monitor. There is no cost to participate in this activity.
  • 13.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DHA J-7 CEPO designated this Enduring Material (Home Study) activity for a maximum of 13.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 13.50 ANCC
    The DHA, J-7, CEPO is accredited by the Joint Accreditation/ Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) to provide this Continuing Nursing Education Enduring Material (Home Study) for a maximum of 13.50 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 13.50 Certificate of Attendance
  • 13.50 IPCE
    This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners can receive up to 13.50 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change. In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by DHA, J-7, CEPO. DHA, J-7, CEPO is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry's Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (ARBO/COPE), the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Dental Association’s Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP), and Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) to provide continuing education for the health care team.
Course opens: 
05/16/2024
Course expires: 
05/16/2025

North Atlantic Regional Vaccine Safety Hub Presenters. Presenters have no financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.
South Atlantic Regional Vaccine Safety Hub Presenters. Presenters have no financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.
Central Regional Vaccine Safety Hub Presenters. Presenters have no financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.
Pacific Regional Vaccine Safety Hub Presenters. Presenters have no financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

All relevant financial relationships have been resolved.

Disclosure: DHA J-7 staff, Planning Committee Members and reviewers have no financial or non-financial interest to disclose. All faculty members have no financial or non-financial interest to disclose.

Available Credit

  • 13.50 AAPA
    DHA J-7 CEPO has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 13.50 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Physician assistants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
  • 13.50 ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit
    DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education. ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit providers will be provided a certificate of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit providers may receive a maximum of 13.50 hours for completing this Enduring Material (Home Study) activity.
  • 13.50 ACPE Pharmacist
    UAN JA4008136-0000-24-117-H99-P
    No valid paper/electronic statement of credit will be offered. DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the American Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) to provide continuing education for Pharmacists. This knowledge based activity will provide a maximum of 13.50 contact hours of pharmacy continuing education credit. Participant CE records will be electronically communicated to CPE Monitor. There is no cost to participate in this activity.
  • 13.50 ACPE Pharmacy technician
    UAN JA4008136-0000-24-117-H99-T
    No valid paper/electronic statement of credit will be offered. DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the American Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) to provide continuing education for Pharmacy Technicians. This knowledge based activity will provide a maximum of 13.50 contact hours of pharmacy continuing education credit. Participant CE records will be electronically communicated to CPE Monitor. There is no cost to participate in this activity.
  • 13.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DHA J-7 CEPO designated this Enduring Material (Home Study) activity for a maximum of 13.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 13.50 ANCC
    The DHA, J-7, CEPO is accredited by the Joint Accreditation/ Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) to provide this Continuing Nursing Education Enduring Material (Home Study) for a maximum of 13.50 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 13.50 Certificate of Attendance
  • 13.50 IPCE
    This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners can receive up to 13.50 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change. In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by DHA, J-7, CEPO. DHA, J-7, CEPO is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry's Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (ARBO/COPE), the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Dental Association’s Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP), and Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) to provide continuing education for the health care team.
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