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Immunization Courses: Broadcasts, Webcasts, and Self Study


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people taking coursesCDC offers numerous education and training programs for healthcare personnel. A variety of topics and formats are available. All are based on vaccine recommendations made by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACIP).

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Courses

Course Name & link to details
Brief Description
Format
Adolescent Immunizations: A Back-to-School Checklist CE activity for physicians, nurses, and pharmacists who recommend or provide vaccinations to preteens and teens. Goals are to improve knowledge of Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations for vaccination of adolescents and to increase application of the recommended vaccination schedule. Posted: July 2012 Webcast - 29:32 minutes
Adult Immunization 2010 A summary about vaccine recommendations for adults.
Posted: June 2010
Webcast - 2:40 minutes
Epidemiology & Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases The comprehensive eleven-part series covering key immunization principles and more specific information on vaccine-preventable diseases and their respective vaccines.
Posted: May 2012
Eleven 60 to 90 minute modules, available as webcasts
HPV Vaccine: A Shot of Cancer Prevention CE activity for physicians, nurses, and pharmacists who recommend or provide vaccinations to preteens and teens. The goals of this activity are to increase clinician recognition of the burden of HPV-related disease and to increase understanding of Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations for HPV disease prevention through vaccination.
Posted: August 2012
Webcast - 18:45 minutes
The Immunization Encounter: Critical Issues Addresses issues related to a routine immunization clinic encounter: Before, during and after. Webcast - 1:21 minutes
Immunization Update
Update on key immunization issues and recent developments.
Original Broadcast: August 2012
Webcast - 2.5 hours
Immunization: You Call the Shots A series of modules designed to provide vaccine recommendations, links to resource materials, and self-tests to assess learning. Updated: February 2014 Self-paced web-based modules. User friendly. Averaging 60 to 90 minutes per module
Increasing Adult Vaccination Rates: What Works An interactive course that provides strategies providers can use to increase immunization rates among their adult patients.
Updated: May 2010
Online module, averaging 60 to 90 minutes
Keys to Storing and Handling Your Vaccine Supply Designed to decrease vaccine storage and handling errors and preserve the nation's vaccine supply by demonstrating to  immunization providers the recommended best practices for storage and handling of vaccines. (Video is a winner of the Winter/Spring 2014 Web Health Award) New May 2014 Webcast - about 45 minutes
Pertussis: Coughing up the Facts on Pertussis – Emerging Trends and Vaccine Recommendations CE activity for immunization providers. This course reviews the clinical presentation of pertussis, how to test and treat appropriately, and who to vaccinate and when. Participants will also learn about emerging trends in pertussis reporting across the U.S. Original Broadcast: May 2012 Webcast - about 1 hour
Smallpox: What Every Clinician Should Know A discussion of key information about smallpox and smallpox vaccine.
Recorded: 2001
Online module, about 2  to 2 ½ hours
Surveillance of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases The key information needed by public health staff charged with surveillance of vaccine-preventable diseases.
Broadcast: February 2012
Webcast
Teaching Immunization Deivery and Evaluation (TIDE) Five self-contained modules using clinical scenarios to trigger problem solving and discussion. Developed by the Medical University of South Carolina and the Ambulatory Pediatric Association/Society for Adolescent Medicine. Self-paced web-based modules
Teaching Immunization for Medical Education (TIME) Ready-to-use instructional materials that can be integrated into existing medical school curricula. Available from the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research. Multi-station clinical teaching scenarios targeting medical students
You Are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention CE activity for immunization providers. Low HPV vaccination rates are leaving another generation of boys and girls vulnerable to devastating HPV cancers. Vaccination could prevent most of these cancers. CDC is looking to you to make a strong recommendation for HPV vaccination when kids are 11 and 12 years old. Provided in this presentation is up-to-date information on HPV infection/disease, HPV vaccine, and ways to successfully communicate with patients and their parents about HPV vaccination. Find out how to tell parents that they aren’t opening the door to sex—they’re closing the door the cancer. Because HPV vaccine IS cancer prevention and YOU are the key. Original Broadcast: February 2014 Webcast - about 1 hour

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Course Descriptions, Links, and Resources

Adolescent Immunizations: A Back-to-School Checklist

MEDSCAPE CME:

This CME activity is a roundtable discussion on adolescent vaccines developed for distribution on Medscape. It can be accessed at "MedscapeCME" at http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/767661External Web Site Policy

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for all healthcare providers (physicians, nurses, pharmacists) in a position to recommend and/or provide vaccinations to adolescents.

Description:

CE activity for physicians, nurses, and pharmacists who recommend or provide vaccinations to preteens and teens. Goals are to improve knowledge of Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations for vaccination of adolescents and to increase application of the recommended vaccination schedule.

Learning Objectives
  1. Apply the ACIP recommendations for routine adolescent immunizations
  2. Identify approaches that could be used in clinical settings to improve vaccination rates among adolescents
CME:

CME released: 7/25/2012; Credit expired: 7/25/2013. CE is no longer available for this product.

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Adult Immunization 2010

Description:

Addresses the impact of vaccine-preventable diseases on adults; recommended vaccines for adults, including indications and contraindications; coverage among various demographic and risk groups; and strategies to improve coverage levels.

Audience:

Immunization Providers (Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Physician’s Assistants, DoD Paraprofessionals, Medical Students, etc.)

Format:

Archived Webcast

Produced by:

CDC

To view or order:

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HPV Vaccine: A Shot of Cancer Prevention

MEDSCAPE CME:

This CME activity is a roundtable discussion on HPV vaccine developed for distribution on Medscape. It can be accessed at "MedscapeCME" at http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/768633External Web Site Policy

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for pediatricians, physicians in primary care and family medicine, pediatric nurses, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment, management, and prevention of human papillomavirus (HPV)-related disease in adolescents and/or young men and women at risk for HPV infection.

Description:

CE activity for physicians, nurses, and pharmacists who recommend or provide vaccinations to preteens and teens. The goals of this activity are to increase clinician recognition of the burden of HPV-related disease and to increase understanding of Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations for HPV disease prevention through vaccination.

Learning Objectives
  1. Describe the cancer risks that have been linked to HPV infection
  2. Apply the ACIP recommendations for HPV immunization to practice
CME:

CME released: 8/10/2012; Credit expired: 8/10/2013. CE is no longer available for this product.

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Immunization Update

Description:

Update highlighting current and late-breaking immunization issues.

Audience:

Immunization Providers (Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Physician’s Assistants, DoD Paraprofessionals, Medical Students, etc.)

Format:

Archived Webcast

Produced by:

CDC

CME:

CE is no longer available for this product.

For more information:

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Immunization: You Call the Shots

Description:

This web-based course is an interactive, self-study program consisting of a series of modules covering all aspects of immunization. The modules provide basic vaccine content, links to resource materials, a comprehensive glossary, and self-tests to assess learning.

Audience:

Practicing nurses and nursing students, medical assistants, pharmacists, and other health professionals who provide immunizations. The course is designed for immunization providers who are new to immunization or for those who need a refresher.

Format:

Interactive web-based program.

Produced by:

The Association for Prevention Teaching and Research, in collaboration with CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.

To view or order:

More information and link to all available modules

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Increasing Adult Vaccination Rates: What Works

Description:

Nearly 50,000 adults die each year from vaccine-preventable diseases . . . and it's not necessary. This interactive computer program offers primary care providers strategies they can use to increase immunization rates among their adult patients.

Audience:

Primary care practitioners: physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. Also appropriate: other health professionals who are interested in adult immunization and strategies for increasing adult vaccination rates.

Format:

Interactive web-based program.

CE:

CE expired: August 16, 2011. CE is no longer available.

Produced by:

Cooperative agreement between the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research and the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CDC.

To view or order:

Web-based program

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Pertussis: Coughing up the Facts on Pertussis – Emerging Trends and Vaccine Recommendations

Target Audience:

Immunization Providers (Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Physician’s Assistants, DoD Paraprofessionals, Medical Students, etc.)

Description:

CE activity for immunization providers. This course reviews the clinical presentation of pertussis, how to test and treat appropriately, and who to vaccinate and when. Participants will also learn about emerging trends in pertussis reporting across the U.S.

Learning Objectives
  1. Describe historical and emerging trends in pertussis epidemiology.
  2. List the main symptoms of pertussis by age group.
  3. Identify how to optimize use of pertussis diagnostic tests.
  4. Identify those to prioritize for pertussis chemoprophylaxis.
  5. Describe treatment recommendations for pertussis.
  6. List pertussis vaccine recommendations made by the ACIP.
  7. Obtain, assess and apply patient information to determine the need for pertussis immunization.
CME:

Valid through November 26, 2014.

Video, transcript, and CE details:

Pertussis course #WD2135

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Smallpox: What Every Clinician Should Know (interactive version)

Description:

Information for clinicians on clinical features, diagnosis and treatment of smallpox, and the characteristics and use of smallpox vaccine. Includes practice questions, case scenarios, and enhanced reference materials.

Audience:

Physicians, nurses, health educators, immunization program managers, pharmacists, Department of Defense paraprofessionals, and other health care providers working in private offices, hospitals, and public health settings.

Format/Length:

Interactive web-based program. Approximately 2.5 hours.

Produced by:

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) and CDC. Satellite broadcast that was first aired on December 13, 2001.

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Surveillance of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

Description:

Provides guidelines for vaccine-preventable disease surveillance, case investigation, and outbreak control.

Audience:

Physicians, infection control practitioners, nurses, epidemiologists, laboratorians, sanitarians, disease reporters, and others who are involved in surveillance and reporting of VPDs.

Format:

Archived Webcast

Produced by:

CDC

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Teaching Immunization Delivery and Evaluation (TIDE)

Description:

A curriculum to improve knowledge, attitudes and skills that are likely to change provider behavior in clinical settings, leading to increased immunization rates for children.  Clinical scenarios are used to trigger problem solving and discussion. The scenarios are organized as four self-contained modules.  Each module covers a different aspect of immunization delivery.

Audience:

Immunization Providers (Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Physician’s Assistants, Medical Students, etc.)

Format:

Web-based interactive modules.

CE:

Register for course on TIDE website for full details.

Produced by:

The Academic Pediatric Association with support from CDC and the Medical University of South Carolina.

To view or order:

Visit the TIDE website

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Teaching Immunization for Medical Education (TIME)

Description:

This curriculum is designed for use in medical schools to support immunization instruction. The TIME modules provide ready-to-use instructional materials that can be integrated into existing medical curricula. The modules include vaccine indications and contraindications, immunization schedules, and recommendations on efficient ways to increase vaccination levels.

The materials provide student objectives, learning objectives, key teaching points, and resources.

Audience:

Schools of Medicine

Format:

Download from Internet

Produced by:

The Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR), in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the CDC.

To view or order:

For information and to download a free copy, visit the APTR website

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You Are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention

Target Audience:

Immunization Providers (Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Physician’s Assistants, DoD Paraprofessionals, Medical Students, etc.)

Description:

CE activity for immunization providers. Low HPV vaccination rates are leaving another generation of boys and girls vulnerable to devastating HPV cancers. Vaccination could prevent most of these cancers. CDC is looking to you to make a strong recommendation for HPV vaccination when kids are 11 and 12 years old. Provided in this presentation is up-to-date information on HPV infection/disease, HPV vaccine, and ways to successfully communicate with patients and their parents about HPV vaccination. Find out how to tell parents that they aren’t opening the door to sex—they’re closing the door the cancer. Because HPV vaccine IS cancer prevention and YOU are the key.

Learning Objectives
  1. Define the importance of HPV vaccination for cancer prevention and the rationale for vaccinating at ages 11 or 12.
  2. List the indications for HPV vaccine for girls and for boys.
  3. Provide useful and compelling information about HPV vaccine to parents to aid in making the decision to vaccinate.
  4. Locate resources relevant to current immunization practice.
CME:

Valid through February 26, 2016.

Video, transcript, and CE details:

HPV course #WD2354

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Resources: Links to resources discussed during the broadcast/webcast.
Updates and Clarifications: Information that has changed since the broadcast/ webcast, and explanations or clarifications of topics discussed during the webcast.
Questions and Answers: Questions submitted during broadcasts/webcasts, including faxed and e-mailed questions not answered on-air.

 

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