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Pharmacy Technician
Immunization Training

Improving public health & expanding access to care

Program Goals

Our goals are to expand the role of the pharmacy technician by providing additional skills training to administer immunizations, improve population health by increasing immunization rates, and to evaluate the success of implementing technician-provided immunizations in Idaho.

Training Provided

Pharmacy Technician Immunization Training Self-Study ONLINE 2-hour CE: Immunization Administration self-study ACPE-accredited Continuing Education for Pharmacy Technician.

This training MUST be completed before continuing onto the 4-hour CE training program. For more information click here.

Pharmacy Technician Immunization Administration Live Training LIVE 4-hour CE: Immunization Administration live ACPE-accredited Continuing Education for Pharmacy Technician. For more information click here.

The live portion of this training is provided at WSU Spokane or it may be arranged on-site at your location.

 

Registration

Email us at pharm.immunization@wsu.edu to schedule a training. The fee for this training is $200 for each individual.

Overall Objectives

At the completion of this program, pharmacy technicians will be able to:

  • Describe proper technique when drawing up and administering immunizations
  • Recognize commonly used vaccines and their corresponding routes of administration
  • Distinguish proper needle length selection based on vaccine and patient age and size
  • Identify proper documentation procedures
  • Recall vaccine storage requirements
  • Describe safety measures to avoid accidental needle stick injuries
  • Recognize appropriate actions to take in emergency situations
  • Demonstrate a successful technique when administering an intramuscular and subcutaneous injection
  • Demonstrate appropriate distraction techniques during immunization administration
  • Demonstrate the use of universal precautions as they pertain to blood borne pathogens
  • Explain the procedures for managing a vaccine reaction emergency

Requirements

  • Registration with the current Pharmacy Technician Immunization Training team (email provided above).
  • Access to a computer with Internet service (necessary for online training only).

Accreditation

A total of 6 hours continuing education (2 hour ONLINE CE plus 4 hour LIVE CE training) will be available for each session attended and these continuing education credits will be acceptable in all states that recognize ACPE providers.

To receive continuing education credit for successful completion of this activity, the participant must complete an attendance form and activity evaluation form following participation in the activity, as well as meeting requirements for assessment of immunization technique. Printed statements of credit will not be provided. Verification of participation will be reported to the continuing pharmacy education (CPE) tracking service, CPE Monitor, within 4 weeks after the program, and will then be accessible to participants at MyCPEMonitor.net. Participants must provide their NABP e-Profile ID and date of birth for CE credits to be submitted.

ACPE logoThe Washington State University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Online Study Details

Pharmacy Technician Immunization Training Self-Study
online 2-hour CE

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe proper technique when drawing up and administering immunizations
  • Recognize commonly used vaccines and their corresponding routes of administration
  • Distinguish proper needle length selection based on vaccine and patient age and size
  • Identify proper documentation procedures
  • Recall vaccine storage requirements
  • Describe safety measures to avoid accidental needle stick injuries
  • Recognize appropriate actions to take in emergency situations

This is a knowledge based activity. You will be asked to complete a quiz at the end of this self-study, where a minimum score of 70% must be achieved.

Accreditation information

Credits: 2.0 credit hours
ACPE UAN: 0071-0000-17-036-H06-T
Activity Type: Knowledge
Target Audience: Pharmacy Technicians
Home study activity initial release date 7/5/17, expires 7/5/20.

Live Training Details

Pharmacy Technician Immunization Administration Live Training
Live 4-hour CE

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate a successful technique when administering an intramuscular and subcutaneous injection
  • Demonstrate appropriate distraction techniques during immunization administration
  • Demonstrate the use of universal precautions as they pertain to blood borne pathogens
  • Explain the procedures for managing a vaccine reaction emergency

This is an application based activity. You will be required to demonstrate proficiency in the learning objectives outlined in this application based activity. A certificate will be rewarded upon completion of the live training.

Accreditation information

Credits: 4.0 credit hours
ACPE UAN: 0071-0000-17-037-L06-T
Activity Type: Application
Target Audience: Pharmacy Technicians