As Ontario pharmacists, you not only play a major role in advising patients about vaccines, you are looked to as key providers of immunizations and injections. Here’s an opportunity to hone your skills so you can confidently provide these services in your workplace. Immunization and Injections for Pharmacists is a unique two-part program, recognized by the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP), that combines online and in-person learning to address the theory and practical aspects of administering injections.
Part 1, Education Program for Immunization Competencies, is a 15-module online program, consisting of 15-22 hours of coursework, based on the Public Health Agency of Canada competencies, in addition to those approved by the OCP. Working online at your own pace, you will get a comprehensive overview of the theory behind injections and immunizations administered to patients. The program is offered by continuing education supplier Advancing Practice.
Part 2, Theory and Technique in Administration of Injections – A Course for Practicing Pharmacists is a one-day, in-person CCCEP accredited program where you can put that theory into practice through a hands-on, interactive workshop. Led by the highly experienced and expert nursing facilitators from the Lawrence L. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, participants will work in small groups with multiple opportunities to practice their newly acquired skills.
As the only program of its kind with an OSCE and multiple choice testing, you can feel confident that your comprehension and skills around immunizations and injections upon completion will translate into real-life patient services. All participants will get assessed in administering intramuscular injections using simulation equipment, and have the opportunity to provide injections to other attendees if they choose to.
Here’s what past attendees are saying:
“The course was very well put together. Great facilities and facilitators.”
“The facilitators did a fabulous job in making sure we were confident in the techniques.”
“I feel I’m better prepared for immunizing my patients.”
Who should attend?
Community, Hospital and Family Health Team pharmacists in Ontario
Part 1: To be completed anytime online at least 3 weeks prior to Part 2
Part 2: Saturday, September 23, 2017 OR
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Part 2 of the program will be administered at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy 144 College St. Toronto, ON M5S 3M2 (Northwest corner of College St. and University Ave.)
Part 1: $150 + HST (Regular Price is $200, please email Carolina Rios to receive the discount code after you have registered for Part 2)
Part 2: $325 + HST
Am I eligible for tuition assistance?
You may qualify for funding from the Allied Health Professional Development fund. For more information, please visit their website at: https://www.ahpdf.ca/
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