Pediatric Immunizations, 2nd Edition is organized by Western Schools and will be held from Jun 27, 2017 - Jun 30, 2020. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 2 Contact Hours.
This course will provide information to the nurse regarding immunization recommendations for children and adolescents, including route and dosing, contraindications, clinical recommendations, clinical options for altered schedules or delayed vaccinations, and distinguishing between immunization myths and facts.
Nurses at all levels of practice require a working knowledge of pediatric immunizations. Registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses employed in a variety of clinical settings, such as home health, general and specialized clinics, pediatrics, adolescent clinics, school health clinics, family practice programs, public health, and emergency departments, have frequent opportunities to both educate parents and immunize children and adolescents.
With updated information, nurses can be instrumental in improving immunization rates in their communities and, as a result, decrease the incidence of immunization-preventable diseases.
Some immunizations, such as those for influenza and tetanus, are common to all stages of the lifespan, and recommendations are similar to those for the adult population. However, questions regarding the timing of specific pediatric immunizations, knowing where to find reliable immunization information, or addressing parental concerns can require additional competency regarding pediatric immunizations.
This course provides information essential to registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses who immunize patients or care for any child or adolescent who is a candidate for immunization.
• Discuss current immunization recommendations for children and adolescents, including route and dosing, contraindications, and clinical recommendations.
• Describe clinical options for altered schedules or delayed vaccinations.
• Distinguish between immunization myths and facts.
Pediatrics Allergy and Immunology