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Self study programs are offered in several formats: DVD, CD ROM, and web-based. Most are free of charge.

Continuing Education (CE) credit is available for most of these products. For CE credit, first complete the course, then go to http://www.cdc.gov/PHTNOnline/ and search for the course by course name or course number.

Courses

  1. Epidemiology & Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (2007)
  2. Immunization Update (2006)
  3. Vaccines Across the Life Span, 2007 Updated March 07
  4. Immunization: You Call the Shots New Module Added February 06
  5. Teaching Immunization Delivery and Evaluation (TIDE)
  6. Increasing Adult Vaccination Rates: What Works
  7. Smallpox: What Every Clinician Should Know (Interactive Program)
  8. The Immunization Encounter: Critical Issues
  9. Adult Immunization Update (2006)
  10. Smallpox: Vaccine Storage and Handling (2004)
  11. Surveillance of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (2005)

1
Epidemiology & Prevention 
of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

Description: A comprehensive overview of the principles of vaccination, general recommendations, and specific information about vaccine-preventable diseases and the vaccines that prevent them.
Audience: Immunization Providers (Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Physicianís Assistants, DoD Paraprofessionals, Medical Students, etc.)
Format: - DVD
- Archived Webcast for each session
Produced by: CDC
More Info., or to Order:

- DVD. Coming soon.
- View archived webcast.

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2
Immunization Update 2006

Description: An annual update, highlighting current and late-breaking immunization issues.
Audience: Immunization Providers (Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Physicianís Assistants, DoD Paraprofessionals, Medical Students, etc.)
Format: - DVD
- Archived Webcast
Produced by: CDC
More Info., or to Order:

- DVD. Available soon.
- View archived webcast.

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3
Vaccines Across the Life Span, 2007

Description:

A supplement to the Journal of Family Practice, which includes articles on:
- HPV vaccine and its recommendations,
- Rotavirus disease and vaccine update,
- Recent changes in influenza vaccination
recommendations,

- Routine vaccines across the life span,
- Vaccines for persons at high risk,
- Vaccine schedules and procedures,
- Addressing immunization barriers, benefits, and risks.

Audience: Current and future practicing physicians.
Format: Online journal articles.
Produced by: The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Foundation, supported by educational grants from Merck & Co., Inc., and Chiron Corp. (Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics).
More Info., or to Order: Articles published in Journal of Family Practice.
Go to
http://www.jfponline.com/pages.asp?id=1061, scroll down to the subhead "Non-CME Supplements 2007," and click on the link "Vaccines Across the Life Span."

No continuing education credit for this item.

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4
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 the National Immunization Program.
More Info., or to Order: More information and link to all available modules.
Course #WB3108 - WB3120

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5
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, Physicianís Assistants, Medical Students, etc.)
Format: Web-based interactive modules.
Produced by: The Ambulatory Pediatric Association with support from CDC and the Medical University of South Carolina.
Credit: CME, CNE, and CEU credits are available through the Medical University of South Carolina, through November 2007.
More Info., or to Order: Visit the TIDE website (exit site).

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6
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.
Produced by: Cooperative agreement between the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research and the National Immunization Program, CDC.
More Info., or to Order: NOTE: This course is currently unavailable.

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7
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: - Interactive web-based program
Produced by: Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) and CDC
More Info., or to Order: Web-based program. Course #WB3084

 

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8
The Immunization Encounter:
Critical Issues

Description: Addresses issues related to a routine immunization clinic encounter: patient intake and screening, vaccine administration, vaccine management, documentation, vaccine adverse events management and reporting, and resources for staff orientation and development.
Audience: Immunization clinic managers, staff supervisors, and staff who administer vaccines (Physicians, RNs and LPNs, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Physician's Assistants, Medical Assistants, DOD Paraprofessionals, Students)
Format: Archived Webcast
Produced by: CDC
More Info., or to Order: - View archived webcast.
- Resources associated with this program.
- CE credit expired September 2006.

9
Adult Immunization Update

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
More Info., or to Order: - View archived webcast.
- Resources associated with this program

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10
Smallpox Vaccine Storage and Handling

Description: This 4-module course covers Vaccine Distribution, Vaccine Storage, Handling the Vaccine: Clinic Issues, and Safeguarding the Vaccine. The course also provides practical information on ordering vaccine from the Strategic National Stockpile, monitoring temperature and using proper equipment, reconstituting the vaccine, and developing a vaccine disaster recovery plan.
Audience: Staff in state and local health departments; hospital emergency room technicians, nurses, laboratory workers, and hospital physicians; private physicians; and first responders. Also appropriate for clinicians, pharmacists, health educators, and other healthcare providers working in private offices, hospitals, and public health settings.
Format: Interactive web-based program
Produced by: CDC
More Info., or to Order: - Web-based program. Course #WB3088
- CE credit for this program has expired.

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11
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: - DVD
- Archived Webcast
Next Broadcast: TBA
Registration/
More Information:

- DVD. See NIP's Online Order Form. Course #DV0015
- View Archived Webcast
- Course Manual

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