The mission of the Continuing Pharmacy Education program is to develop and deliver quality programming to meet ongoing educational needs of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians for the purpose of improving patient safety and health in Montana.
APhA Immunization Training
The APhAPharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program is an innovative, intensive, and practice-based continuing pharmacy education, based on national educational standards for immunization training from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This program is designed to educate pharmacists about the professional opportunities for vaccine advocacy and administration. This practice-based curriculum represents a fusion of science and clinical pharmacy. The program, which emphasizes a health care team approach, seeks to foster the implementation of interventions that will promote disease prevention and public health. This program is conducted in two parts:
Self-study: The self-study learning activity is designed to ensure that all participants have an understandingof vaccine-preventable diseases and the role of pharmacists as vaccine advocates and administrators. Prior to coming to the live seminar, the on-line self-study and assessment (80 question test) must be completed.
Live seminar. The training seminar reinforces and expands on the self-study program, addressing areas such as applying ACIP immunization schedules, communicating with patients, and injection-technique training. Speakers for the seminar will include faculty knowledgeable about vaccine preventable diseases, immunizations, and their administration. Participants will be expected to participate in case studies, and practice giving intramuscular and subcutaneous injections. Once you have successfully passed your injection technique assessment, you will be given directions to complete your final assessment, claim your credit, & to print your certificate of achievement. –This can be completed once you have returned home, but within a deadline that will be provided at the conclusion of the seminar.