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Immunization Provider Education Series 

This webinar series brings subject matter experts to discuss timely topics during the lunch hour every other month. Each webinar will feature a different guest speaker and will focus on one topic area. These webinars are free and offer attendees the opportunity to hear best practices, up-to-date information, and more. At the conclusion of the presentation attendees also have the opportunity to ask the experts questions. Participation with this series is encouraged for all those involved in immunization services.
 

2017 Webinar Series

Calendar List:

Session #1: January 18, 2017- Applying Principles of Vaccination to Vaccine Administration Best Practices

Session #2: March 8, 2017- Strategies to Communicate with Vaccine Hesitant Parents

Session #3: May 10, 2017- Adolescent Immunizations: Give It a Shot!

Session #4: September 13, 2017- Immunization for Healthcare Personnel


General Session Information:

Instructions to access all archived webinars and nursing contact hours

To access the archived webinars click here
 

Session #1

Applying Principles of Vaccination to Vaccine Administration Best Practices
Presented by Donna Weaver RN, MN
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 from 12:00-1:00pm

Donna Weaver, RN, MN from CDC will provide healthcare personnel with an overview of principles of vaccination, how these principles apply to vaccine administration, common administration errors, and best practice strategies to prevent errors.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
1.25 nursing contact hours are available for this course through February 6, 2018.

Applying Principles of Vaccination to Vaccine Administration Best Practices (slides only)

Additional Resource: Supplemental information and guidance for vaccination providers regarding use of 9-valent HPV


Session #2

Strategies to Communicate with Vaccine Hesitant Parents
Presented by JoEllen Wolicki, BSN, RN
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 12:00-1:00pm (Mountain Time)

JoEllen Wolicki, BSN, RN from CDC will present on parents’ most common vaccine concerns, best practice strategies to communicate with vaccine hesitant parents and resources for clinical staff and parents.

Strategies to Communicate with Vaccine Hesitant Parents (slides only)

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
1.25 nursing contact hours are available for this course through March 28, 2018.
 

Session #3

Adolescent Immunizations: Give It a Shot!
Presented by Amy Middleman, MD, MSEd, MPH, Chief of Oklahoma University Adolescent Medicine
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 12:00-1:00pm (Mountain Time)

Amy Middleman, MD, MSEd, MPH will discuss current ACIP recommendations for adolescent vaccines, explain the benefits of adolescent vaccines, and provide best practice strategies to improve vaccination rates in clinics.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
1.25 nursing contact hours

Adolescent Immunizations: Give It a Shot (slides only)

 

2016 Webinar Series

Session #1 ACIP General Recommendations on Immunizations 101

Dr. Andrew Kroger from CDC will review the general recommendations made by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). He will present on: timing and spacing of vaccines; adverse events versus adverse reactions; contraindications and precautions; screening principles; and question and answer session.

ACIP General Recommendations on Immunizations 101 (slides only)
ACIP General Recommendations on Immunizations 101 (WebEx presentation with audio- 86 minutes)

Session #2 Tips to Using the 2016 IZ Schedules and Tables

Dr. Candice L. Robinson, MD, MPH from CDC/NCIRD will highlight updates to the 2016 immunization schedule made by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Dr. Robinson will discuss tips to using the immunization schedule, catch-up schedule, and footnotes; locating additional immunization resources for providers to utilize; and a question and answer session.

Tips to Using the 2016 IZ Schedules and Tables (slides only)
Tips to Using the 2016 IZ Schedules and Tables (WebEx presentation with audio- 53 minutes)

Session #3 Immunizations: Building Trust During the Time of Twitter

Author of the popular “Seattle Mama Doc” blog, Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson is a practicing pediatrician, Executive Director of Digital Health at Seattle Children’s Hospital and an active thought leader with over 2 million lives touched via social media and the internet. During her presentation, Dr. Swanson will give an overview of how social media can be leveraged to communicate vaccine science and safety.  She will address: the use of social media tools in the US; messaging for vaccine hesitancy; and strategies for using social and traditional media to communicate vaccine information.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
1.25 nursing contact hours are available for this course through June 10, 2017.

Dr. Swanson's Presentation Resources

Session #4 Prevention of Influenza in High-Risk Groups: What Are the Vaccine Options and Strategies?

Gregory A. Poland, MD, is the director of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group, Editor-in-Chief for the journal “Vaccine” and founding president of the Edward Jenner Vaccine Society. During his presentation, Dr. Poland will review what the high-risk groups are, why influenza infection is so deadly in these groups, and outline vaccine options and strategies for protecting them from the documented elevated morbidity and mortality of this infection.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
1.25 nursing contact hours are available for this course through September 23, 2017.

Prevention of Influenza in High-Risk Groups (slides only)

Session #5 HPV Immunization: Separating the Myths from Reality

Erin Stevens, MD, FACOG is a gynecologic oncologist at Billings Clinic. Dr. Stevens will present on: background and natural history of human papillomavirus; the initial development and clinical trials of the HPV vaccine: the myths of the HPV vaccine; international success stories of the HPV vaccine; and question and answer session.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
1.25 nursing contact hours are available for this course through November 21, 2017.

HPV Immunization (slides only)