Pediatric Immunizations, 2nd Edition is organized by Western Schools and will be held from Jul 27, 2017 - Jul 27, 2020. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 2.00 Contact Hours.
Pediatric immunization schedules are complex and constantly evolving. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) updates the immunization schedule for children and adolescents annually, with input and approval from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). It is crucial that pharmacists who work in settings that provide pediatric care be aware of the most up-to-date recommendations and obtain information about changes from authoritative sources. Without this knowledge, providers may be missing opportunities to immunize children and adolescents.
Pharmacists employed in a variety of settings have frequent opportunities to both educate parents and immunize children and adolescents. This course will provide information to the pharmacists 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. With updated information, pharmacists can be instrumental in improving immunization rates in their communities and, as a result, decrease the incidence of immunization-preventable diseases. This course provides information essential to pharmacists who immunize patients or care for any child or adolescent who is a candidate for immunization.
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Pediatrics Allergy and Immunology