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Release Date: October 12, 2012 Expiration Date: December 1, 2013
Accreditation for Pharmacists
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This activity provides 1 hour (0.1 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education credit (ACPE activity #0204-0000-12-422-H01-P).
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 enduring 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.
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 1209330.
This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies and AANP Commercial Support Standards.
Methods and Format
This is an online activity consisting of audio and slides for one presentation, an assessment test, and a course evaluation. Participants should claim continuing education credit for this internet-based educational activity only if they have not claimed credit for the live activity. Participants must view the entire presentation, take the activity assessment test, and complete the activity evaluation to receive continuing education credit. A minimum score of 70% is required on the test for credit to be awarded, and participants may print their official statements of continuing education credit immediately. The estimated time to complete this activity is 1 hour. This activity is provided free of charge.
This activity was planned to meet the needs of physicians, pharmacists, physician assistants, nurses, and nurse practitioners 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 activity, 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.
After participating in this application-based CE 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.
Assistant Director, Inpatient Pharmacy Services
The University of Kansas Hospital
Kansas City, Kansas
Samaneh T. Wilkinson, Pharm.D., M.S., is Assistant Director of Pharmacy at The University of Kansas Hospital. She is responsible for planning, implementing, and managing clinical pharmacy services at this 606-bed academic medical center.
Dr. Wilkinson received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City and completed a combined Master of Science degree and postgraduate year 2 (PGY-2) residency in health-system pharmacy administration at The University of Kansas (KUH). While at KUH, she has implemented service excellence initiatives and made improvements across multiple functions of pharmacy services. Her interests include leading patient care process improvement projects, developing innovative roles for pharmacy staff, and identifying opportunities for quality improvement. She also serves as Residency Director for the postgraduate year 1 (PGY-1) pharmacy practice residency and as Residency Program Coordinator for the combined Master of Science degree and PGY-2 residency in health-system pharmacy administration. She is on the faculty at The University of Kansas College of Pharmacy and Graduate School.
Dr. Wilkinson has held elected and appointed positions at the local, state, and national levels. She currently serves as Secretary and Treasurer for the Kansas Council of Health-System Pharmacists. Within the American Society of Health System Pharmacists, Dr. Wilkinson is Chair of the Advisory Group on Preceptor Skills Development for the Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists.
Dr. Wilkinson was named the Kansas Pharmacist of the Year in 2010 by the Kansas Council of Health-System Pharmacists.
Chair and Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice
McWhorter School of Pharmacy
Michael D. Hogue, Pharm.D., FAPhA, FNAP, is Department Chair and Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Samford University's McWhorter School of Pharmacy in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. Hogue has extensive practice experience in ambulatory care with particular emphasis in indigent care. He consults with hospitals and health systems throughout the United States related to strategies for improving immunization rates. He also has practice experience in managed care, community pharmacy, and home infusion.
Dr. Hogue received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from Samford University in Birmingham, and he completed an executive management residency with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) in Washington, DC. He has authored numerous articles, book chapters, and books, primarily in the areas of pharmacy management and immunizations.
Dr. Hogue is a nationally recognized leader in pharmacy in the area of immunizations. For the past 16 years, he has been involved with educating and training tens of thousands of pharmacists in the area of vaccines. Dr. Hogue is a member of the APhA Board of Trustees, and recently he was elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID). Dr. Hogue is an active member of several professional pharmacy organizations, including APhA, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, National Community Pharmacists Association, and American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, as well as the Alabama Pharmacy Association. Dr. Hogue was recognized by his state association in 2010 with the President's Award for leadership, and he also received Faculty Member of the Year honors. He is a fellow of APhA and a fellow of the National Academies of Practice.
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education’s Guidelines for Standards for Commercial Support, ASHP Advantage requires that all individuals involved in the development of activity content disclose their relevant financial relationships. A person has a relevant financial relationship if the individual or his or her spouse/partner has a financial relationship (e.g., employee, consultant, research grant recipient, speakers bureau, or stockholder) in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services may be discussed in the educational activity content over which the individual has control. The existence of these relationships is provided for the information of participants and should not be assumed to have an adverse impact on presentations.
All faculty and planners for ASHP Advantage education activities are qualified and selected by ASHP Advantage and required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. ASHP Advantage identifies and resolves conflicts of interest prior to an individual’s participation in development of content for an educational activity.
The faculty and planners report the following relationships:
Samaneh T. Wilkinson, Pharm.D., M.S., Webinar Series Faculty
Dr. Wilkinson declares that she has no relationships pertinent to this activity.
Michael D. Hogue, Pharm.D., FAPhA, FNAP, Webinar Series Faculty
Dr. Hogue declares that he is on the speakers bureau and a consultant for Pfizer, Inc., and participated in an advisory board for Sanofi Pasteur.
Michael C. Cotugno, B.S.Pharm., Webinar Series Faculty
Mr. Cotugno declares that he has no relationships pertinent to this activity.
Richard Zimmerman, M.D., M.P.H., Reviewer
Dr. Zimmerman declares that he has received research grants from Sanofi and Merck and that he is a consultant and has received a research grant from MedImmune.
Susan R. Dombrowski, M.S., B.S.Pharm., Reviewer
Ms. Dombrowski declares that she has no relationships pertinent to this activity.
Carla J. Brink, M.S., B.S.Pharm., and Ron DeChant, M.S., B.S.Pharm., Staff
Ms. Brink and Mr. DeChant declare that they have no relationships pertinent to this activity.
ASHP staff has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Samaneh T. Wilkinson, Pharm.D., M.S.
Samaneh T. Wilkinson, Pharm.D., M.S., and Michael D. Hogue, Pharm.D., FAPhA, FNAP
*Allow additional time to complete the assessment and evaluation.
Download Handout and Assessment Test as Study Aids
When you reach the end of the presentation, follow instructions to complete the online process (i.e., take assessment test and complete evaluation) and obtain CE credit.
Please Note: To claim pharmacy credit, you must have your NABP e-Profile ID, birth month, and birth day. If you do not have an NABP e-Profile ID, go to www.MyCPEMonitor.net for information and to apply.
Sponsored by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists® (ASHP) and planned by ASHP Advantage, a division of ASHP. Supported by an educational grant from Pfizer, Inc.