Upcoming Events   

ACOG & ACNM Webinar: Maternal Immunization: Understanding Safety and Efficacy and Making a Strong Recommendation

Thursday March 1, 2018 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Eastern/2:oo pm - 3:00 pm Pacific

Register today for this free, 1 CME credit webinar sponsored by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the scientific evidence supporting maternal flu vaccination safety and monitoring.
  • Educate pregnant patients about the importance of an annual flu vaccine.
  • Name three components of a strong recommendation.
  • Use CDC, ACOG, and ACNM messaging and resources to address patient questions and concerns regarding flu immunization.

Register here!

COCA Call February 8, 2018 — Update on the 2017-2018 Influenza Season for Clinicians

Thursday February 8, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (Eastern Time)

During this COCA call, CDC flu experts will address clinical issues for influenza patients, including those with severe disease, and provide the latest updates on the 2017-2018 influenza season.

Free Continuing Education (CE) is available for this COCA Call. For more information visit the COCA website.

At the time of the call please click the link below to join the webinar:  https://zoom.us/j/772478726

Telephone: US: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 669 900 6833  or +1 408 638 0968

Webinar ID: 772 478 726

CME activity: Seasonal Influenza Immunization in the U.S.: Strategies for Protecting Older Adults - available until February 18, 2018

The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) and mdBriefCase Group Inc. are offering a free, online CME training addressing the national issues in influenza immunization for adults age 65 years and older, with the aim of supporting optimal decision-making in clinical practice.

Participate here!

 

The CDC Childhood Immunization Champion Award is an annual award given jointly by the CDC Foundation and CDC that recognizes individuals who make a significant contribution toward improving public health through their work in childhood immunization.

Each year, up to one CDC Immunization Champion from each of the 50 U.S. states, 8 U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States, and the District of Columbia will be honored. Self-nominations are welcome, or you may submit an application for a deserving individual by completing pages 2-6 of the nomination packet. Please refer to pages 7-10 of the nomination packet to confirm the respective immunization program deadline. 

 

Podcast: Get Your Flu Shot

Voices for Vaccines (VFV) released a new podcast in its Vax Talk podcast series: Get Your Flu Shot to discuss questions related to this year's flu season. 

Visit the VFV website podcast page

 

Recommendations on the Use of Seasonal Influenza Vaccines

CDC's MMWR and Medscape are proud to introduce a new FREE continuing education (CE) activity with updated recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) regarding the use of seasonal influenza vaccines: Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices - United States, 2017-18 Influenza Season.

 

Webcast: Benefits of the Influenza Vaccine for Adults 65 and Older 

This webcast, conducted by the American Academy of Family Physicians, will provide family physicians updated information on influenza vaccines and prepare them to boost immunization rates within their practice. At the conclusion of the webcast, participants should be able to:

  • Review primary updates to the current influenza guidance and recommendations.
  • Establish consistent team-based messaging about the vaccine.
  • Better understand how to bill and code for vaccinations.
  • Identify and address knowledge gaps in vaccine choices for all age groups.
  • Dispel existing myths and misconceptions surrounding the influenza vaccine.

After the participants views all three of the web clips they will receive complementary “Vaccine Billing and Coding Cards” (while supplies last). 

CLICK HERE!

 

Raise Your Rates! Free 1 Credit CME to Master Your HPV Vaccine Recommendation

What are the nation’s experts saying to their patients about HPV vaccination? Three providers—a pediatrician, an OB-GYN, and a head and neck surgeon—outline the importance of vaccinating 11- and 12-year-olds against HPV cancers in a newly released e-learning module. 

“Increasing Adolescent Immunization Coverage” is a 40-minute e-learning module for pediatric and primary care provider teams, created by members of the National HPV Vaccination Roundtable. This module provides information, guidance, and tools for quality improvement efforts to increase HPV vaccination by improving providers’ ability to:

  • Describe the importance of the HPV vaccine
  • Implement the “same way, same day” approach to HPV vaccination for 11- and 12-year-olds
  • Answer parents’ questions accurately and succinctly
  • Introduce new practice tools to support HPV vaccination in the pediatric health care setting 

RNs/NPs, physicians, physician’s assistants, and pharmacists can earn a free hour/credit by viewing the CME module here. Non-credit seeking audiences can view the video here.  You can also access the Partner Promotion Package which includes social media messages, a flyer, a powerpoint slide, and an infocard at: http://bit.ly/HPV_CMEPromoPack. Thanks for helping disseminate this broadly within your networks!

 

2017 Pink Book Webinar Series 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are hosting a series of 15 webinars on the 2017 Pink Book. These webinars will provide an overview of the principles of vaccination, general recommendations, immunization strategies for providers, and specific information about vaccine-preventable disease and the vaccines that prevent them. Each one-hour webinar explores a chapter from the 13th edition of "Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases," also known as "The Pink Book.

REGISTER HERE!

 

Vaccine Administration e-Learn

CDC has released a new Vaccine Administration e-Learn and it is available on the Continuing Education web page. The e-Learn is a free, interactive, online educational program that serves as a useful introductory course or a great refresher on vaccine administration. This self-paced e-Learn provides comprehensive training, using videos, job aids, and other resources to accommodate a variety of learning styles, and offers a certificate of completion and/or Continuing Education (CE) for those that complete the training.

 

General Best Practice Guidelines for Immunization

The General Best Practice Guidelines for Immunization publication updates and replaces the General Recommendations on Immunization: Recommendations of ACIP published in 2011. It is organized into the following 10 sections: 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) Vaccination Records; 9) Vaccination Programs; and 10) Vaccine Information Sources.

Providers can read the document and then visit CDC's online learning system to register for and obtain continuing education. 

 

 

Updated 12/13/17

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