COVID-19 Vaccine Update- Technicians


 
CE Announcement 
 
Title – COVID-19 Vaccine Update 
 
Date and Time of CE Activity – Home Study
 
Location, including city and state – Virtual
 
Overview – Pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy interns are on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. Efforts to immunize public at large has been largely undertaken by the pharmacy team. Guidance issued by the US Dept Health and Human Services in fall 2020 put in place a 2 hour immunization-related CE requirement for pharmacists during their licensing period, notably for those pharmacists involved in COVID-19 vaccine distribution. All pharmacists and other member of the pharmacy team should stay up-to-date on immunization-related information.
 
 
Goal – To meet offer an opportunity for pharmacists to meet requirements set forth by HHS to complete 2 hours of immunization related CE during their state licensing period.
 
Target Audience – This activity is primarily intended for pharmacists and technicians from all practice settings. No prerequisites required.  
 
Learning Objectives – The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CPE activity.  
Following completion of this activity, the participant (pharmacist) should be able to: 
 
  1. Review FDA approval process for vaccines and the four types of COVID-19 vaccines
  2. Discuss recent safety and efficacy data for the COVID-19 vaccines
  3. Identify strategies for appropriate vaccine administration, error prevention, and necessary documentation
  4. List common causes of vaccine hesitancy
 
Following completion of this activity, the participant (technician) should be able to: 
 
  1. Review FDA approval process for vaccines and the four types of COVID-19 vaccines
  2. Identify strategies for appropriate vaccine administration, error prevention, and necessary documentation
  3. List common causes of vaccine hesitancy
 
 
 
 Continuing Education Information – The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Successful completion of this knowledge-based activity will provide a statement for 2 contact hours of credit (0.2 CEU) and will be available within 30 days of activity completion. Successfully completing the activity and receiving credit includes: 1) reading the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; 2) participating in the educational activity; 3) evaluating the activity; and, 4) completing all self-assessment instruments and CE credit submission form. UAN: 0064-0000-21-029-H06-PT. CE credit will be submitted to the NABP CPE monitor within 30 days. It is recommended that you check your NABP CPE Monitor e-profile database 30 days after the completion of any CE activity to ensure that your credits are posted.  
NABP e-PROFILE ID NUMBER: Pharmacists with questions regarding their NABP e-Profile or CPE Monitor should refer to the FAQ section on the NABP website: https://nabp.pharmacy/cpe-monitor-service/cpe-monitor- faqs/. To receive credit for your participation in this activity, all pharmacists must include their CORRECT NABP e-Profile ID number, along with their month and date of birth. If incorrect information is provided, this will result in “rejected” status from the CPE Monitor. It is the responsibility of the participant to notify The University of Tennessee (within the 60 day submission timeframe) of their corrected information. Otherwise, the completed CE will not be accepted by the CPE Monitor.  
Please allow up to 30 days for your credit to appear on CPE Monitor.  
 
Type of Activity: Knowledge
 
Fee Information: There is a $20 fee for this educational activity.  
 
Full Disclosure Policy Affecting CPE Activities – As an accredited provider by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), it is the policy of The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy to require the disclosure of the existence of any significant financial interest or any other relationship a faculty member or a sponsor has with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) discussed in an educational presentation. The Course Director and Participating Faculty reported the following:  
 
Participating Faculty:  Dr. Rachel Barenie, Dr. Jenny Johnson, Dr. Michael Veve, Dr. Brian Winbigler, Dr. Chasity Shelton, Dr. James Wheeler, Dr. Kelsey Frederick
 
Relevant financial disclosures:  None  
 
How to earn credit – Participants must complete the activity as described above in the Credit Designation Statement.  
In accordance with ACPE Criteria for Quality, the audience is advised that authors in this CPE activity may include reference(s) to unlabeled, unapproved, or investigational uses of therapeutic agents or biomedical devices. The presenters will inform the learner when they discuss or reference an unapproved, unlabeled, or investigational use of a therapeutic agent or biomedical device.  
 
Disclaimer Statement – The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts whose input is included in this activity are their own. This activity is produced for educational purposes only. Use of The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy name implies review of educational format, design, and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combinations of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings, and adverse effects, before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients. 
 
Grievance Policy – A participant, provider, faculty member, or other individual wanting to file a grievance with respect to any aspect of an activity provided or co-provided by The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy may contact the Director of Continuing Professional Development at jwheele4@uthsc.edu. The grievance will be reviewed and a response will be returned within 45 days of receiving the written statement. If not satisfied, an appeal to the Dean of the College of Pharmacy can be made for a second level review. 
 
Activity – The following is an educational activity designed to help you gauge your basic knowledge of the topic and then direct you to areas you may need to focus on. It consists of an introduction, activity, and self-assessment via cases.  
 
Schedule
Activity Overview and Goals 
Presentation 
Self-Assessment Activities 
Discussion and Questions 

Fee

$20.00

CE Hours

2.00

CE Units

0.200

Activity Type

  • Knowledge

Target Audience(s)

  • Pharmacy Technicians

Accreditation(s)

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

 

 

Objectives

  • Review FDA approval process for vaccines and the four types of COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Identify strategies for appropriate vaccine administration, error prevention, and necessary documentation.
  • List common causes of vaccine hesitancy.

Activity Number

0064-0000-21-029-H06-T

Release Date: Apr 1, 2021
Credit Expiration Date: Apr 1, 2022

CE Hours

2.00

Fee

$20.00