Immunization: You Call the Shots Module Nine: Tdap/Td (Web-based)
Course Number: WB2047
This module is the ninth in a series titled Immunization: You Call the Shots and focuses on Diptheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis and their related vaccines.
The series has been available since the mid-nineties in various formats. Previously available as a CDrom, it is now presented in web-based format. The series is designed to provide key immunization knowledge in a very basic step-by-step manner. It presents practice-oriented content about immunization. It does not discuss the denser more complex material regarding epidemiology, disease transmission, etc.
It addresses an important audience for immunization training: the new provider or the medical or nursing student. It is also an excellent review for a seasoned healthcare provider. It has often been used by nursing schools to introduce their students to the comprehensive core knowledge about immunization.
Since it presents a simpler version of the core knowledge about immunization it is a needed alternative to the faster-paced denser core course that NCIRD provides, titled Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases. It is a multi-session course of 12 to 15 hours. Evaluation of that course revealed that immunization providers sought a primer or more basic course for newcomers to the immunization field. The You Call The Shots series directly responds to that evaluation feedback.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, DoD paraprofessionals, pharmacists, health educators & their colleagues who either administer vaccines or set policy for their offices, clinics, communicable disease, or infection control programs. Both private & public healthcare providers, including pediatricians, family practice specialists, residents, medical assistants, and medical and nursing students.
PREREQUISITES: Participants should have a basic educational background in science including general knowledge in the subject areas of biology, immunization and vaccine-preventable diseases.