Essential Elements of Successful Mass Immunization Programs: A Discussion with Pharmacy Leaders

ACPE Activity Number: 0204-0000-21-027-H06-P, 0204-0000-21-027-H06-T
Release Date: April 15, 2021
Expiration Date: April 15, 2024
Activity Type: Knowledge-based  
CE Credits: 1.0 hour, no partial credit
Activity Fee: Members – Free / Non-Member – Free

 This activity is a recording from a live webinar and those that claim credit for the live webinar should not claim credit for this activity.

Activity Overview

The COVID-19 vaccine rollout to hospitals and health-systems requires significant contribution from pharmacists and pharmacy technicians as they work to successfully implement mass immunization programs. Join us for a webinar with three pharmacy leaders as they discuss the importance of communication and timely distribution of critical information. The speakers will also share best practices around vaccine storage, preparation and administration and resources to establish these policies at your institution.

Accreditation

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for pharmacists, student pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians who are leading or participating in mass immunization programs.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the importance of communication of critical information in a mass immunization program.
  2. Identify resources to establish policies and best practices around vaccine storage, preparation, and administration.

Schedule of Activities

  • Introduction and Announcements
  • Presentation
  • Questions, Answers, and Discussion

Faculty

  • Lindsey Clark, Pharm.D., M.B.A, Pharmacy Manager, Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Indu Lew, Pharm.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Pharmacy Officer, RWJ Barnabas Health, West Orange, NJ
  • Ben Lopez, Pharm.D., M.S., Director of Pharmacy Operations, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH
  • Moderator: Michael Ganio, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, BCSCP, FASHP, Senior Director of Pharmacy Practice and Quality, ASHP, Bethesda, MD

Disclosures

In accordance with the ACPE's and ACCME's Standards for Commercial Support, anyone in a position to control the content of an educational activity is required to disclose to the accredited provider their relevant financial relationships. In accordance with these Standards, all potential conflicts of interest have been resolved. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she (or spouse/domestic partner) has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the activity content over which the individual has control.

As defined by ACCME, a commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The Standards for Commercial Support do not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests. The existence or non-existence of relevant financial relationships will be disclosed to the activity audience. All identified conflicts of interest must be resolved prior to the activity.

  • All planners, presenters, reviewers, and ASHP staff report no financial relationships relevant to this activity. 

Methods and CE Requirements

This activity consists of a recordings of faculty slides presentations, active learning activities, discussion, and handouts. Participants must participate in the activity in its entirety to claim continuing pharmacy education credit online at ASHP eLearning Portal. Follow the prompts online to complete the evaluation, claim credit and view the statement of credit immediately after completing the activity.

Per ACPE requirements, CPE credit must be claimed within 60 days of being earned. Claim your CE at http://elearning.ashp.org. Once you have processed and claimed your CE credit, we encourage you to check your NABP eProfile account to verify your credits were transferred successfully before the ACPE 60-day deadline. It is an electronic direct-report process so your credits should appear in your account within a few minutes. After the 60 day deadline, ASHP will no longer be able to report your credit(s) for this activity.