Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- CDC Learning Connection
- Vaccines and Immunizations: Healthcare Professionals
- Vaccines and Immunizations: All Training and Continuing Education Offerings
Immunization Action Coalition
- Continuing Education Opportunities: Listings and links for CMEs, CNEs, CEUs, or just to stay current
The Bureau of Immunization film module webinar series is now available for CME/CE credits. Healthcare practitioners can go directly through the Bureau of Immunization video page then click on the top right tab to register at Suwannee River AHEC, view the videos, and complete the testing for CME/CE credit, and download participant PDFs. You may also access all the information directly at the Suwannee AHEC's site.
Overview about this webinar series
The film module webinar series has been developed from the Florida Bureau of Immunization's documentary, Immunization: A Dose of Reality, and the accompanying modular educational series. To view the entire documentary, visit www.ImmunizationEducation.com.
Module 1: Vaccine Safety: A History of Protection and the Truth Behind the Fiction
This webinar discusses the impact of vaccines on life expectancy, identifies safeguards that have been put in place to ensure vaccine safety, details the most commonly occurring adverse effects of vaccination, describes the MMR/autism debate origins and study outcomes, and reviews the health benefits of the declining number of immunological components found in modern vaccines.
Module 2: We're In It Together: Herd Immunity and Completing Immunization Coverage
This webinar defines and explains herd immunity, addresses vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks throughout the US, describes incidences of vaccine-preventable diseases that were once considered eliminated or controlled but are now causing outbreaks, and defines the benefits of participating in a statewide immunization registry such as Florida SHOTS and in the Florida Vaccines for Children Program.
Module 3: Childhood and Adolescent Immunizations: Vaccine Recommendations and the Diseases We're Protecting Against
This webinar discusses the effects of childhood and adolescent vaccine-preventable diseases, identifies the recommended adolescent vaccinations and the latest CDC recommendations for whom to give the Tdap booster, identifies proper childhood and adolescent immunization dosing schedules, and reviews the latest HPV vaccine recommendations and coverage levels.
Please take advantage of this great opportunity to earn free education credits while reviewing very stimulating, worthwhile and timely information regarding immunization. We hope that you enjoy the series and that you will pass this information along to colleagues for their benefit and extended education.
Training Opportunity - Extended Access
Current Issues in Vaccines - Spring 2012
The latest Vaccine Education Center webinar series, co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics, and supported by the Thomas F. McNair Scott Endowed Research and Lectureship Fund, is available online. Paul Offit, M.D., Director, Vaccine Education Center, Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Professor of Pediatrics and Maurice Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, is the presenter.
The webinar is free of charge and topics include:
- Vaccines and PFCs
- Tdap vaccine for older adults
- Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV-13) for adults
- Hepatitis B vaccine for healthcare personnel
- Third dose of MMR during mumps outbreak
Continuing education credits are available. Previous Vaccine Education webinars are available in the webinar archive section.
Current Issues in Immunization NetConference Update
The Vaccine Education Center (VEC) at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia will present a free one-hour webinar, beginning at noon (ET) on October 3. "Current Issues in Vaccines—Fall 2012" will feature VEC director Paul Offit, MD, discussing the following topics:
Online registration is available at the Philidelphia Children's Hospital website.
Physicians, nurses, public health personnel, and other professionals working in the area of immunizations
Interpret and employ new or updated vaccine information
Discuss vaccine-related information with patients and their families
Provide science-based resources to patients and their families who are seeking additional information
This webinar is accredited for one CME.
For more information on the Vaccine Education Center's webinar series, please visit the website. Previous presentations have been archived there for reference.
The Bureau of Immunization would like to share information on a series of free immunization webinars the American College of Physicians (ACP) is offering, as part of its cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As you may know, the ACP is a national organization of internists – physicians who specialize in the prevention, detection, and treatment of illnesses in adults.
Webinar 1: Efficient Vaccine Ordering
Vaccines are a large financial burden on medical practices so it is important to seek every opportunity for saving money with every vaccine purchase. Learn how to optimize ordering with manufacturer discounts/bulk ordering, returning unused vaccine, and other money-saving options.
Recorded: Thursday, February 23, 2012
Speaker: Kathryn Eiler, CMM; Pain Medicine Specialists, P.C.; Chalfont, PA
Webinar 2: Applying Quality Improvement Principles to Immunization
Quality improvement is not a one-time, special activity that takes physicians away from their patients. When applied consistently, quality improvement can be seamlessly integrated into your day-to-day practice, enhancing coordination among all staff. Learn how quality improvement principles can reduce physician burden and ultimately enrich the care experience for patients.
Recorded: Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Speaker: Doron Schneider, MD; Medical Director, Center for Patient Safety and Healthcare Quality; Abington Memorial Hospital; Abington, PA
Webinar 3: Communicating Risk-Benefit of Vaccination to Patients
In a perfect world, all patients would be vaccinated according to the ACIP guidelines. But of course that is not always possible, as some patients refuse some or all vaccines for personal or religious reasons. Still other patients question certain vaccinations or want to better understand the risks and benefits of vaccines.
Learn how you and your staff can become advocates in helping patients navigate the relationship between the goals of public health and individual benefit and risk. Receive practical guidance on how and why vaccines are important in your patients' day-to-day lives.
Recorded: Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Speaker: Marie Brown, MD, FACP; Rush University Medical Center: Chicago, Illinois; ACP Governor Illinois Northern Region
Note: The Bureau makes every attempt to provide training on a variety of subjects/issues, without endorsement, for those interested in immunizations.
Description: Epidemiology & Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases is a comprehensive overview of the principles of vaccination, general recommendations, immunization strategies for providers, and specific information about vaccine-preventable diseases and the vaccines that prevent them.
Audience: Immunization Providers (Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Physician’s Assistants, DoD Paraprofessionals, Medical Students, etc.)
Course textbook: Epidemiology & Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases "The Pink Book."
Length: 12 hours. Four 3-hour sessions provided on DVD or Video-on-Demand.
Purpose: This four-part series provides current information in the constantly changing field of immunization. It is an annual offering providing a comprehensive overview on immunization. Each of the four sessions is 3 hours in duration and can be viewed independently for continuing education credit.
Continuing Education: Continuing education (CE) credit for this session has expired. The updated edition should be announced in the near future.
Immunization Training: You Call the Shots
CDC web-based immunization training
This product was developed through the Project to Enhance Immunization Content in Nursing Education and Training, which is supported by funding from the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), through a Cooperative Agreement with the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research.
You Call the Shots is an interactive, self-study course consisting of a series of modules covering all aspects of immunization. Participants can complete the modules at their own pace. The program is intended for introductory training of healthcare professionals who provide immunizations, and can serve as a reference or refresher for all immunization providers. Several modules are now available in the series, and more will be added as they are developed. They include: Understanding the Basics: General Recommendations on Immunization; Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis; Polio; Haemophilus influenzae type B; Influenza; and Hepatitis A.
Each module discusses disease, the vaccine, and recommendations for vaccine use. Extra learning opportunities, self-test practice questions, reference and resource materials, and an extensive glossary are all provided in an attractive, easy-to-use format.
The audience for the series includes nurses, nursing students, medical assistants, pharmacists, and other health professionals who provide immunizations. The purpose of the course is to improve immunization practice in the United States by increasing healthcare professionals’ knowledge of immunization principles, use of the routinely recommended vaccines, and proper vaccine administration practices.
The course is available free of charge and additional information is available on the CDC web-site at http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/ed/youcalltheshots.htm. Continuing education credits are available.