Immunization Healthcare Division-South Atlantic Regional Vaccine Safety HUB: "Highlights of the ACIP General Best Practice Guidelines for Immunizations"

October 1, 2019

Program Description

General Best Practice Guidelines for Immunizations is a two-hour lecture designed to educate health care personnel who administer immunizations in different health care settings. This training will review the following evidence-based treatments in immunization administration:  (1) timing and spacing of immunobiologics, (2) contraindications and precautions, (3) preventing and managing  adverse reactions, (4) vaccine administration, (5) storage and handling of immunobiologics, (6) altered immunocompetence (7) special situations (8) immunization records, (9) immunization programs and (10) immunization information sources.  An assessment of the risks and benefits of immunizations, accurate administration and delivery of  effective strategies to improve and increase vaccination coverage will also be discussed.

Participants attending this educational activity will be able to share the importance of immunizations to reduce the effects of vaccine-preventable diseases. 

Target Audience

This (CE) activity is provided by the DHA J-7 Continuing Education Program Office (CEPO). 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. Justify the importance of preventing vaccine-preventable diseases with immunizations during each patient visit without referring to the ACIP General Best Practices.
  2. Demonstrate the highest quality of immunization healthcare during each patient visit by applying ACIP General Best Practices.
  3. Comprehend optimal vaccination coverage strategies when educating patients about immunizations during a patient visit.
  4. Explain the common concerns associated with immunizations when educating patients about immunizations during a patient visit.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 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 2.00 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Physician assistants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
  • 2.00 ACPE Pharmacist
    UAN JA4008136-0000-19-112-L04-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 2.00 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.
  • 2.00 ACPE Pharmacy technician
    UAN JA4008136-0000-19-112-L04-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 2.00 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.
  • 2.00 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 activity for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 2.00 ANCC
    DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. DHA J-7 CEPO designated this activity. Continuing Nursing Education activity for a maximum of 2.00 contact hours Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 2.00 Certificate of Attendance
  • 2.00 IPCE
    This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners can receive up to 2.00 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: 
09/13/2019
Course expires: 
10/15/2019
Event starts: 
10/01/2019 - 11:00
Event ends: 
10/01/2019 - 13:00
Fort Bragg, NC
United States

Dial-In Number

Commercial: (210) 249-4234

DSN: 421-3272, (312) for overseas DSN

The Conference ID and PIN are needed to dial in

Conference ID: 2261#       

Pin Code: 445431#

URL: https://conference.apps.mil/webconf/imn2l7r5rtld6g3vq20ic5glgdxfhn1z

Bruce McClenathan, MD, FACP, FAAAAI
Regional Medical Director
Public Health Division
Immunization Healthcare Branch
Fort Bragg, NC

Disclosures: 

Program Developers and Faculty, Defense Health Agency J7 Continuing Education Program Office staff, planning and review committees have no financial or non-financial interest to disclose. 

Available Credit

  • 2.00 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 2.00 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Physician assistants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
  • 2.00 ACPE Pharmacist
    UAN JA4008136-0000-19-112-L04-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 2.00 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.
  • 2.00 ACPE Pharmacy technician
    UAN JA4008136-0000-19-112-L04-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 2.00 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.
  • 2.00 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 activity for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 2.00 ANCC
    DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. DHA J-7 CEPO designated this activity. Continuing Nursing Education activity for a maximum of 2.00 contact hours Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 2.00 Certificate of Attendance
  • 2.00 IPCE
    This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners can receive up to 2.00 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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