Webinar Information and Registration
Strategies and Clinical Practice Models to Facilitate Influenza Immunization in Adult Hospitalized Patients
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
1-2 pm EDT
After registration, you will receive an e-mail confirmation with instructions for joining the webinar.
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
For Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1 hour of Category 1 Credit™ for completing this program.
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The activity provides 1 hour (0.1 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education credit (activity # 0204-0000-12-422-L01-P).
Educational Review Systems is an approved provider of continuing education in nursing by ASNA, an accredited provider by the ANCC/Commission on Accreditation. Provider # 5-115. This program is approved for 1 hour of continuing nursing education.
Educational Review Systems is also approved for nursing continuing education by the state of California, the state of Florida, and the District of Columbia.
For Nurse Practitioners
This program is approved for 1.0 contact hour of continuing education (which includes 0.25 hours of pharmacology) by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Program ID 1207261.
Methods and Format
This is a live web-based activity consisting of audio, presentation slides, and an activity evaluation tool. Participants must participate in the entire presentation and complete the course evaluation to receive continuing education credit. Participants may print or save their official statements of continuing education credit immediately following the activity. This activity is provided free of charge. Click here for full CE processing instructions.
This activity was planned to meet the needs of physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, and nurses practicing in large or small health systems who are interested in improving adult immunization rates.
Up to 20% of Americans are infected with influenza each year, and the rate of serious illness and death are highest among the elderly, the very young, and individuals with medical conditions that increase the risk of influenza complications, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, and chronic pulmonary disease. Influenza also has a large economic impact with nearly two thirds of the total costs of influenza attributed to individuals 65 years of age or older.
In this webinar, the faculty will outline opportunities within health systems to integrate immunization practices in daily patient care, and the current recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for adult influenza immunization will be reviewed. Examples of successful models of hospital-facilitated immunization of adults for influenza using a team approach will be described, and practical suggestions for addressing challenges will be shared.
Time for questions and answers will be provided at the end of the presentation.
At the conclusion of this application-based continuing education activity, participants should be able to
- Describe the current ACIP recommendations for adult influenza immunizations.
- Outline opportunities to integrate immunization practices in daily patient care.
- Compare processes and success rates of different hospital-facilitated influenza immunization models.
- Develop a workflow plan for improving the influenza immunization rate of hospitalized adult patients.
Samaneh T. Wilkinson, Pharm.D., M.S.
Assistant Director, Inpatient Pharmacy Services
The University of Kansas Hospital
Kansas City, Kansas
Frequently Asked Questions for Webinars
What is a live webinar?
A live webinar brings the presentation to you – at your desk, in your home, through a staff in-service program. You listen to the speaker presentation in “real time” as you watch the slides on the screen. You will have the opportunity to ask the speaker questions at the end of the program. Please join the conference at least 5 minutes before the scheduled start time for important program announcements.
How do I process my Continuing Education (CE) credit?
After completion of the live webinar, you will process your CE online and print or save your statement of credit at the ASHP CE Center found at http://ce.ashp.org. To process your CE, you will need the Activity and Session Codes that will be announced at the end of the webinar.
What if I would like to arrange for my colleagues to participate in this webinar as a group?
One person serving as the group coordinator should register for the webinar. That group coordinator will receive an e-mail confirmation with instructions for joining the webinar. A few minutes before the webinar begins, the group coordinator should launch the webinar link. Once the webinar has been activated, the coordinator will have the option to open the audio via Voice Over IP (VoIP) on the webinar toolbar or use a touch tone phone with the provided dial-in information. At the conclusion of the activity, the group coordinator will complete a brief online evaluation and report the number of participants at that site. Each participant will process his or her individual continuing education statement online at the ASHP CE Center.
What do I need in order to participate in the webinar?
- Computer with internet access and basic system requirements. When you register, the webinar system will assess your system to ensure compatibility.
- Telephone to dial the toll-free number and listen to the presentation (if you choose not to use VoIP via your computer).
Webinar System Requirements
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP, or 2003 server
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer
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CE Processing Instructions
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CE Discussion Guide
Want to review the essentials about adult immunization before participating in the tier 2 webinars? Check out the
CE Discussion Guide.
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