Pharmacy Technician Immunization
Course

Pharmacy Technician Immunization
Course

$25.00

EDUCATIONAL NEEDS ASSESSMENT

In October 2022, the Florida Board of Pharmacy finalized its statutes from 2022 legislation which allow pharmacy technicians to administer immunizations under the supervision of a pharmacist. Florida Statutes 465.189 (1) In accordance with guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for each recommended immunization or vaccine, a pharmacist who is certified under subsection (7) or a registered intern or a registered pharmacy technician under the supervision of such pharmacist may administer the following immunizations or vaccines to an adult within the framework of an established protocol under a supervising physician licensed under chapter 458 or chapter 459:

(a) Immunizations or vaccines listed in the Adult Immunization Schedule as of March 31, 2022, by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The board may authorize by rule additional immunizations or vaccines as they are added to the Adult Immunization Schedule.

(b) Immunizations or vaccines recommended by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for international travel as of March 31, 2022. The board may authorize by rule additional immunizations or vaccines as they are recommended by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for international travel.

(c) Immunizations or vaccines licensed for use in the United States, or which have been authorized for emergency use, by the United States Food and Drug Administration as of March 31, 2022. This course will prepare technicians with the education tools to administer vaccinations listed in ACIP.

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Description

TARGET AUDIENCE

This home study activity is targeted to immunizing pharmacy technicians.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

iCARE Pharmacy Services, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  Two (2) contact hours are available upon completion of the posttest questions and evaluation form.  Technicians must pass the exam with a score of 70% or better.  This is an ACPE application-based activity.  Initial Release Date: July 1, 2023.  Expiration Date:  July 1, 2026. UAN:  0XXX-0000-23-001-H06-T. Florida Board of Pharmacy approval number 20-XXXXX.


INSTRUCTIONS

Review the materials, complete the quiz and evaluation online.  The final score will be provided upon completion of the home study.  Continuing education hours will be uploaded to CEBroker and CPE Monitor. Statements of continuing education will be available for you to download and print immediately.

 

AUTHOR

Spencer Durham, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS, BCIDP, Associate Clinical Professor, Auburn University Harrison College of Pharmacy, Clinical Pharmacist Specialist – Infectious Diseases, Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System

                       

REVIEWERS

Education Planning Committee

 

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE

There are not any conflicts of interests in relation to this home study activity.

DISCLOSURE DECLARATION

It is the policy of iCARE Pharmacy Services, Inc. to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in their continuing education activities.

The authors involved in the development of this continuing education activity have made all reasonable efforts to ensure that information contained herein is accurate in accordance with the latest available scientific knowledge at the time of accreditation of this continuing education activity. Information regarding drugs (e.g., their administration, dosages, contraindications, adverse reactions, interactions, special warnings, and precautions) and drug delivery systems is subject to change; however, the participant is advised to check the manufacturer’s package insert for information concerning recommended dosages, potential problems or pre-cautions prior to dispensing or administering the drug/vaccine or using the drug delivery systems.

 

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

At the completion of this activity, technicians will be able to:

  • Recognize the role of pharmacy technicians as vaccine providers;
  • Differentiate characteristics of the various types of vaccines;
  • Demonstrate proper techniques for administration of vaccines by the intramuscular and subcutaneous routes;
  • Provide an overview of each vaccine preventable disease: dosing, administration, contraindications, adverse effects and storage,
  • Use the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices to identify adults who are in need of vaccines;

Document necessary vaccine information provided to each patient; Identify resources useful for immunizing providers and educators