Upcoming Events   

 

 

Preventing HPV Cancers through Health Systems: A Tale from Three Systems

Webinar: April 10, 2019 12:30-1:30PM (ET) 

This webinar, hosted by Heidi Warpinski, MS, RN, CPNP; Timothy McCoy, D.O.; and Brian Birch, MD will focus on HPV vaccination and using the Large Health Systems Action Guide.  Following the webinar, participants will be able to: access and deploy the Clinician & Systems Action Guides as evidence-based tools for quality improvement initiatives, explain at least 3 reasons for why a health system would prioritize HPV cancer prevention, and cite at least 3 lessons learned from presenting systems. 

 

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The 'Shoestring Budget' Plan for Doing HPV Vaccination Quality Improvement in Primary Care Offices"

Webinar: April 30, 2019 3-4PM (ET) 

In this webinar, Dr. Sharon Humiston MPH, FAAP and Dr. Rebecca Perkins MSc, FACOG will focus on HPV vaccination and the highlights of quality improvement for primary care offices. They will describe how your team can craft an aim statement and a set of measurements to propel you toward success. Dr. Humiston and Dr. Perkins will show you how you can generate change ideas and utilize your office data to be even better in increasing your HPV vaccination rates!

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Exploring National and Local Approaches to Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention 

Webinar: May 1, 2019 2-3PM (ET) 

To coincide with National Infant Immunization Week (April 27 - May 4) and Hepatitis Awareness Month (May), this webinar will focus on perinatal HBV transmission. Participants will hear about hte importance of the national Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program, as well as hear from a local health department that NACCHO has recognized for its innovative strategies to prevent perinatal HBV transmission. 

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Additional Ongoing Events 

 

Public Health Informatics Institute (PHII) is offering a FREE email course on the basics of IIS

The Welcome to IIS Email Course delivers a broad foundation of knowledge on immunization information systems (IIS) in an easy, accessible format: one email a day delivered to your inbox for 18 weekdays. Each email takes five to ten minutes to read and contains a brief lesson, resources for further study, and interactive activities so you can apply what you've learned to your system and jurisdiction. Over the course of the training, you'll learn what IIS are, how they work and how they're staffed and supported.

Click here to sign up!

FREE Continuing Education from MMWR and Medscape

Medscape, LLC is pleased to provide online continuing education (CE) for selected journal articles, allowing clinicians the opportunity to earn Medscape CE credit. In support of improving patient care, Medscape, LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. If you are not a registered user on Medscape, please register for free or login without a password and get unlimited access to all continuing education activities and other Medscape features.

Visit CDC website for a list of of FREE Continuing Education from MMWR and Medscape. 

 

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). 

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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. 

 

 

 

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