2-hour On-Demand: Immunization: Hows & Whys


Price: $30 (or Free with Membership)

Course Description & Information:

  • Immunization of patients against many infectious microbes has become increasingly important. The prevention of disease through vaccination is perhaps the most efficient way to respond to the flexibility of microbes to develop resistance to antimicrobial drugs. Active immunization has a proven record of success against infectious organisms. Passive immunization is useful, not only to combat infection, but, increasingly, to treat conditions unrelated to infection. Thus, the variety conditions preventable or treatable using a variety of immunization techniques is expected to increase with time. This course is designed to familiarize the participant with how vaccines and passive immunization agents are categorized, their general immunologic mechanisms, and when their use is preferred or optimal.
  • ACPE UAN: 0826-9999-16-003-H01-P, IRD: 3-1-16, ERD: 3-1-19. Knowledge based activity.
  • Nursing Pharmacy Hours: 2 contact hours.

Course Objectives:

  • Contrast active and passive immunization.
  • Describe mechanisms by which immunization is achieved.
  • Associate diseases with currently available immunization products.

Contact Hours: 2

Who Should Take this Course:

  • Target Audience: Pharmacists and Dietitians.
  • Credit Hours Awarded for: Nursing professionals, Physical Therapy professionals and other medical professionals.

Certificate Requirements:

  • Completion of course post-test (70%) and course evaluation.

Faculty: Blaine Smith, PhD, PharmD

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