Adult Immunization 2010

Course Numbers:
WD1536
when viewed in web-based format
DV1536
when viewed in DVD format

This Module’s Topic(s):
Adult Immunization

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Continuing Education Information

Release Date: June 15, 2010
CE Expiration Date:  June 15, 2012

The information on this web-based training module is certified for credit until June 15, 2012.

Immunization recommendations change frequently. You are strongly encouraged to visit the CDC Vaccines and Immunization website for updates of this program at
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/


PURPOSE, GOAL AND OBJECTIVES
This self-study program updates healthcare personnel on current adult immunization recommendations. The program describes the burden of vaccine-preventable diseases among adults in the United State and highlights strategies to improve vaccination coverage levels. Course content includes the latest information on vaccines that protect against influenza, pneumococcal, Tdap, human papillomavirus and shingles. Case studies and a discussion of frequently-asked questions provide the learner with the opportunity to apply course information to real-life scenarios.

THIS IS A KNOWLEDGE-BASED COURSE.
THERE IS NO FEE FOR THIS ACTIVITY.
THERE ARE NO COMMERCIAL SUPPORTERS OF THIS ACTIVITY.

Learning Objectives
After completing this training the participant will be able to:
1. Describe the burden of vaccine-preventable diseases in adults in the United States.
2. Name the vaccines routinely recommended for adults, including healthcare personnel.
3. Identify two strategies to increase adult vaccination rates.
4. Locate resources relevant to vaccine recommendations for adults.
5. MANDATED PHARMACY OBJECTIVE: Implement prevention health care services to prevent health problems and maintain health.

TIME REQUIRED
This course is 2 hours 41 minutes in duration.

AUDIENCE
The intended audience for this course is: Physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, DoD paraprofessionals, pharmacists, health educators & their colleagues who either administer vaccines or set policy for their offices, clinics, communicable disease, or infection control programs. Both private & public healthcare providers, including pediatricians, family practice specialists, residents, medical assistants, and medical and nursing students.

DISCLOSURES
Use of trade names or commercial sources is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement by the United States Department of Health and Human Services or the Public Health Service.

CDC, our planners, and our content experts wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters.

Presentations will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use with the exception of these off-label discussion:
Dr. Akinsanya-Beysolow will discuss the use of zoster, PPSV, varicella and meningococcal vaccines in a manner recommended by the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices but not approved by the Food and Drug Administration
Dr. Kroger will discuss the use of Tdap and MMR vaccines in a manner recommended by the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices but not approved by the Food and Drug Administration
Ms. Weaver will  discuss the use of human papillomavirus vaccines in a manner recommended by the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices but not approved by the Food and Drug Administration

There are no commercial supporters. Links to non-federal organizations found at this site are provided solely as a service to our users. These links do not constitute an endorsement of these organizations by CDC or the federal government, and none should be inferred. CDC is not responsible for the content of the individual organization web pages found at these links.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
How to Obtain CE
To receive continuing education you must first view the entire course. Then go to CDC’s online system to register for this specific course and submit an evaluation.

• Go to http://www2a.cdc.gov/TCEonline
• Login as a participant (Note: The first time you use the online system you will need to login as a new participant and create a participant profile.)
• Find the course by searching the catalog using the module number.
• Select the type of credit you wish to receive.
• Complete the course evaluation.
• Print your continuing education certificate.

At the time you complete the online evaluation you will be required to provide a verification code. The verification code for this program is DW55TF.

For assistance with the online system, call (800) 41-TRAIN or (404) 639-1292 Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Eastern Time or send an e-mail to ce@cdc.gov.

Accreditation Statements

CME:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this educational activity for a maximum of 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

Continuing Education designated for Non-Physicians: Non-physicians will receive a certificate of participation.

CNE:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's
Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 2.6 contact hours.

CECH:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is a designated event for the CHES to receive 3 Category I contact hours in health education, CDC provider number GA0082

IACET CEU:
The CDC has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. The CDC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.3 IACET CEU's for this program.

CPE:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

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This program is a designated event for pharmacists to receive 0.3 CEUs in pharmacy education. The Universal Activity Number is 0387-0000-10-018-H04-P.

COURSE FACULTY
The content experts for this program are from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Iyabode Akinsanya-Beysolow, MD, MPH, FAAP
Medical Officer, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

William Atkinson, MD, MPH
Medical Epidemiologist, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

Carol Friedman, DO
Associate Director for Adult Immunization, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

Andrew T. Kroger, MD, MPH
Medical Officer, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

Anne Schuchat, MD
Director, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

Donna L. Weaver, RN, MN
Nurse Educator, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

EQUIPMENT NEEDED
To view this program over the internet, the following equipment is needed: A computer equipped with an internet connection and compatible software. The course is found at http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/ed/default.htm#epv

Or
To view this program as a DVD, the following equipment is needed: A DVD player.

PRINTING
Reference articles and documents that are available in PDF format can be printed through Adobe Acrobat Reader®. If you do not have Acrobat Reader® already installed on your computer, you can download the software free from www.adobe.com.
In addition, you can print any screen in the module by right-clicking on the screen and selecting "Print" from the menu.

LEARNER PARTICIPATION
Learners can provide feedback and ask questions about this program’s content through email inquiries sent to NIPINFO@cdc.gov.

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