WB2485—Immunization: You Call The Shots—Module Ten—Storage and Handling—2015

Dale Babcock, BS, Technical Information Specialist, CDC/NCIRD
Jennifer Hamborsky, MPH, MCHES, Health Education Specialist, CDC/NCIRD
Raymond Strikas,  MD, MPH, Medical Officer, CDC/NCIRD
Donna Weaver, RN, MN, Nurse Educator, CDC/NCIRD



URL: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/ed/youcalltheshots.htm

HARDWARE/SOFTWARE: Computer Hardware; Internet connection; Browser

Internet connection and computer

TARGET AUDIENCE: Administrators, CHES certified health educators, Physicians, Epidemiologists, LPNs, LVNs, Medical assistants, medical students, NPs, nurse technicians,
other health educators, Pharmacists, Pas, program managers RNs

PREREQUISITES: Participants should have a basic educational background in science including general knowledge in the subject areas of biology, immunization and vaccine-preventable diseases.

FORMAT: This course is an Enduring material.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: This module is the tenth in a series titled Immunization: You Call the Shots and focuses on storage and handling requirements for 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.

At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to accomplish the following:
Define and explain cold chain management.
Describe the components of routine and emergency plans for vaccine storage and handling.
Describe the roles of the primary and back-up coordinators and other staff in the storage and handling of vaccines.
Describe proper storage equipment use and monitoring.
Describe correct vaccine and diluent storage and handling for routinely recommended vaccines.
Describe correct vaccine storage, handling, and disposal of routinely recommended vaccines.
Identify actions that should be taken if vaccines have not been stored properly.
Implement disease detection and prevention health care services (e.g., smoking cessation, weight reduction, diabetes screening, blood pressure screening, immunization services) to prevent health problems and maintain health

CONTACT INFORMATION: For content-related questions, please contact NIPInfo@cdc.gov
For CE-related questions, contact MBarnett2@cdc.gov 


CME:The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this Enduring Activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 1 contact hour.

CEU:The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer .1 CEU's for this program.

CECH: Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 0. CDC provider number GA0082.

CPE: Pharmacy Logo The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This program is a designated event for pharmacists to receive 1 Contact Hours in pharmacy education. The Universal Activity Number is 0387-0000-15-009-H04-P.

Category: This activity has been designated as knowledge-based.

DISCLOSURE: In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.

CDC, our planners, content experts, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.

Content will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use with the exception of the content expert’s discussion on Tdap vaccine. The content experts’ will be discussing use of Tdap in a manner recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, but not approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

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