Edmonton: Sat Sep 09, 2017 Administering Injections and Immunizations Preparation Course

Date:
August 3, 2017 - September 9, 2017
Open

NOTE:  This course requires that you sign a waiver of liability agreement in order to participate in the workshop for the course.  If you are unable to complete the waiver of liability agreement do NOT register for this course.  Please click here to see a sample of the waiver form.

 

 

Target audience: This course is for Alberta pharmacists.

 

Saturday, Sept 9, 2017 (8:00 am – 5:00 pm)
NorQuest College (downtown location)

Health Education Centre 102 (Building B), Room 111
10704 – 102 Ave. Edmonton

 

This two-part course will provide pharmacists with education on administering drugs by injection. The course contains theory, discussion, demonstrations, and guided practice in relation to preparing and delivering medication and immunization by injection.

 

 

Peter Macek, BScPharm, Deannine Conway, BScN, and Shelly Oss, BScN will lead participants through this in-depth course. Peter has over 20 years of experience in community pharmacy.  He has been a trainer and speaker for several pharmacy programs and has a keen interest in vaccines and injections.  Deannine Conway is currently an instructor with the Practical Nurse Program at NorQuest College. Her career includes clinical care at the Stollery Children’s Hospital and instruction in various aspects of the Practical Nurse Program at NorQuest College. Shelley Oss is currently an instructor with the Practical Nurse Program at NorQuest College. Her career includes Associate Care Coordinator of the Northern Alberta Tracheostomy Ventilator Program, Good Samaritan Society and a Registered Nurse at the University of Alberta Hospital.

 

 

Part 1 – Pre-Study Learning Objectives (CCCEP # 8007-2016-1822-I-P 9 CEU’s) Expires: August 31, 2018

 

Module One – Diseases and Vaccines

  1. Examine current status of vaccine-preventable illness in the world, and specifically in Alberta
  2. Review general principles of vaccination including:
    • immunity
    • role of antibodies
    • indication for immunization
    • classification
    • types of common immunization agents
    • numbers of doses
    • spacing and timing of vaccines
  3. Utilize Immunization Schedules with patient’s age and immunization record to establish immunization status of patient:
    • Alberta: Government of Alberta Routine Immunization Schedule
    • Canada: Canadian Immunization Guide
    •  immunizations recommended for travel outside of Canada
  4.  Describe the use of vaccines including:
    • precautions
    • contraindications
    • adverse reactions to vaccines
    • signs and symptoms
    • treatment of anaphylaxis
  5. Identify the role of the pharmacist in:
    •  administering injections
    •  vaccination programs
  6. Review pandemics, pandemic preparedness and the role of the pharmacist

 

Module Two – Practical Considerations

  1. Explain principles and procedures for:
    • vaccine procurement
    • vaccine storage and handling (cold chain)
  2. Review the standards of practice guiding injection administration
  3. Describe a system for administering and recording injections
  4. Explain procedures for medication error and adverse drug reaction reporting
  5. Discuss other injectable medications that may be administered
  6. Explore non-vaccine injectables that pharmacists might administer
  7. Use of emergency medications for adverse reactions to injectables
  8. Latex allergy (hypersensitivity) and management for:
    • patients
    • health care personnel
  9. Recognize the concept of asepsis as it relates to preparing and injecting medications
  10. List criteria to use in selecting an appropriate needle and syringe for injections/immunizations
  11. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using subcutaneous,  intramuscular and intradermal sites for injections

 

Due Date for Pre-Study Multiple Choice Test:

The Pre-Study Multiple Choice Test must be completed and faxed back to RxA at 780.990.1236 or scanned and emailed to susanne.hillebrand@rxa.ca by Tuesday, Sept 5.  You will be notified via email of your results prior to the Workshop. Participants must achieve at least 70% on the pre-study multiple choice test.  This is a prerequisite for attending Part 2 – Workshop.  

 

 Part 2 - Workshop Learning Objectives (CCCEP # 8007-2016-1823-L-P 7.25 CEU’s) Expires: August 31, 2018

 

 Describe the process of deciding that an immunization or an injection is required

    • check for an order (physician’s or pharmacist’s)
    • review patient’s medication record
    • review pharmacy’s record
  1. Discuss the elements to include in obtaining “informed consent” as it relates to giving injections/immunizations
  2. List the “7 rights, 2 considerations, and 3 checks” of medication administration
  3. Describe the requirements of “routine practices and additional precautions” for infection control according to Health Canada (1999)
  4. Recognize the concept of asepsis as it relates to:
    • handwashing
    • use of sterile and nonsterile gloves (have PVC gloves available)
    • preparing injectable drugs and solutions
    • preparing injection site
    • injecting medications and vaccines
    • disposing of syringe, needle and swabs
  5. List key elements to assess for children, adults, and older adults prior to giving injections:
    • patient history
    • determine need for immunization or injection of other medication
    • identify possible latex hypersensitivity
    • injection requirements for patients with disease states such as diabetes, cardiac, autoimmune and blood disorders, and cancer
    • contraindications for immunization
  6. List criteria to use in selecting an appropriate needle and syringe for injections/immunizations
  7. Describe how to withdraw medication from an ampule and a vial
  8. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using subcutaneous,  intramuscular and intradermal sites for injections
  9. Describe needlestick injuries in terms of:
    • prevention
    • treatment/management
    • proper disposal of needles
  10. Describe a system for administering and recording injections within the pharmacy practice setting
  11. Describe an appropriate environment for providing injections to patients
  12. Demonstrate the skill of injections:
    • discuss preparation of medications for intradermal, subcutaneous and intramuscular injections
    • discuss how to evaluate potential injection sites
    • demonstrate the location of appropriate sites for intradermal, subcutaneous, and intramuscular injections
    • describe differences in technique in giving intradermal, subcutaneous, and intramuscular injections
  13. Explore ways to decrease patient anxiety/discomfort related to injections
  14. Describe care of patients following injections/immunizations (including monitoring)
  15. Describe the process of identifying and treating emergencies such as anaphylaxis:
    • policies
    • procedures
    • equipment
  16. Assess patient teaching related to injections/immunizations
  17. Describe plans for follow-up with the patient

 

 

Evaluation Objectives:

To obtain continuing education credits and a Certificate of Completion, a workshop participant will:

  • achieve at least 70% on a written pre-test which is based on Part 1, pre-study content.  This is a prerequisite for attending Part 2 – Workshop
  • correctly demonstrate preparing a medication from a vial
  • working in pairs, correctly administer one subcutaneous injection (locate site and inject into each other) and record
  • working in pairs, correctly administer one intramuscular injection into the deltoid muscle (locate site and inject into each other) and record

 

Participants who successfully complete Part 1 and Part 2 will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the Workshop. Participants will require the Certificate of Completion when applying to the Alberta College of Pharmacists for authorization to administer drugs by injection. Should participants successfully complete Part 1, but not Part 2, then a Statement of Completion for Part 1 (9 CEU’s) will be emailed to them. 

 

REGISTRATION FEE:

RxA Member     $450.00 plus GST  = $472.50

Non Member    $750.00 plus GST  = $787.50

 

Registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, access to pre-study material and workshop material.

  

Cancellation Policy: No refund for September 9 course.

 

Dates to Remember:

Pre-Study Test Due:    Sept 5, 2017
Workshop:                   Sept 9, 2017

 

Member Fee:  $450.00
Non-Member Fee:  $750.00
 
* You will only have 21 days to complete this online course as this course is no longer offered after September 9, 2017.