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Certificate Programs

JCP Hosts APhA and NACDS Certificate Training Programs

APhA Certificate Training Programs

Jefferson College of Pharmacy will host the American Pharmacists Association’s and National Association of Chain Drug Stores' Certificate Programs. Programs will be held at the Pharmacy Practice Simulation Center located within the Dorrance H. Hamilton Building, 1001 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107. 

Interested pharmacists are encouraged to review the programs' fliers for more information. 

 

Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery - ONLINE COURSE - July 27, 2020

For additional questions, please contact: Gina Bellottie at Gina.Bellottie@jefferson.edu

APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program (14th Edition) is an innovative, intensive, and practice-based continuing pharmacy education, based on national educational standards for immunization training from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This program is designed to educate pharmacists about the professional opportunities for vaccine advocacy and administration.

This practice-based curriculum represents a fusion of science and clinical pharmacy. The program, which emphasizes a health care team approach, seeks to foster the implementation of interventions that will promote disease prevention and public health.

The purpose of this certificate training program is to prepare pharmacists with comprehensive knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to provide immunization services to patients across the life span.

The July 27th offering of this program will be online only.  Participants must obtain their own supplies and identify a healthcare professional experienced with immunizations to assess their injection technique.  Jefferson College of Pharmacy cannot provide supplies or complete the injection technique with you.

Activity Completion Requirements

To obtain credit for "Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery" complete home study activities, complete both home study and final assessments with a grade of 70% or better, attend the live seminar, successfully complete the injection technique assessment, complete the evaluation, and CLAIM credit.

Course material and exams and live webinar session will be accessed online. In order to participate in this activity, registrants must have access to a computer. For full technology requirements, please visit http://elearning.pharmacist.com/technology-troubleshooting

To participate in the live webinar, participants must:

  • Join the Zoom webinar by computer, tablet, or any mobile device.
  • Have a working camera and have video enabled throughout the entire program.
  • Be present for the entirety of the program to be eligible for completion of the certificate training.
  • Join the meeting 15-30 minutes early to test that your microphone and camera are working properly and to check-in.
  • If planning to use a MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, etc., please navigate to https://zoom.us/

 (using the Mac computer that will be used for the Zoom session), click on the Download link at the right side of the screen, download and install/run the installer program (named Zoom.pkg).

Schedule of requirements and important details:

Complete self-study by 7/27/2020

Attend live training on 7/27/2020

Complete injection technique assessment by 8/3/2020

Complete final exam and evaluation and claim certificate by 8/10/2020

Home study activities – complete modules, home study assessment, and home study evaluation before July 27, 2020

Live seminar – join Jefferson faculty via Zoom on July 27, 2020 to complete the live seminar (all participants will be provided with a link)

Injection technique assessment

  • You are responsible for identifying a healthcare professional who can evaluate your technique within a week of the live seminar
    • Requirements to serve as the evaluator:
      • Your evaluator can be anyone who has the current scope of practice to immunize (e.g, a trained pharmacist, a nurse, etc.). 
      • Must assess based on the technique taught in class
      • Must have had OSHA training for bloodborne pathogens within the last year
      • Learners cannot assess themselves or fellow learners
  • Your evaluator must observe you successfully give another person two intramuscular and one subcutaneous injections and complete the Injection Technique Assessment Form (instructions and form will be provided)
    • You will need to acquire the assessment supplies on your own which include the following:
      • Gloves (minimum 1 pair)
      • 1 mL or 3 mL x 25G x 1 inch safety syringes for intramuscular injections (minimum 2)
      • 1 mL or 3 mL x 25G x 5/8 inch safety syringes for subcutaneous injections (minimum 1)
      • Bandaids (minimum 3)
      • Alcohol swabs (minimum 4)
      • Cotton balls or gauze pads (minimum 3)
      • Sodium chloride 0.9%, preservative free, single dose vial, 10 mL or smaller (minimum 1)
      • Sharps container (1)
      • Screening questions worksheet
      • Influenza Vaccine Information Statement (VIS)
  • Completed and signed forms must be returned to the program coordinator by August 3, 2020.

Attendance code redemption and final exam and evaluation – Upon successful completion of the injection technique assessment and receipt of the Injection Technique Assessment Form, you will be emailed a code to redeem which will give you access to the final exam and live seminar evaluation.  Once the exam and evaluation are completed, you can claim credit and access your certificate of achievement.  These steps must be completed by August 10, 2020.

Check Back for Future Programs - Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services

Dorrance H. Hamilton Building, 6th Floor
1001 Locust Street, Philadelphia PA 19107

For additional questions, please contact: Roshni Emmons at (215) 503-8526 or roshni.emmons@jefferson.edu

APhA’s Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services certificate training program (4th Edition) presents a systematic approach for developing, implementing, delivering, and sustaining MTM services. It includes an overview of the marketplace for delivering MTM services, guidance for implementing MTM services in pharmacy practice, a review of the essential skills and knowledge needed for performing MTM successfully, and an organized process for identifying medication-related problems.

The purpose of this certificate training program is to prepare pharmacists to improve medication use through the delivery of MTM services in a variety of practice settings.

Please see Program Flyer for full details including accreditation information.

Check Back for Future Programs - Community Pharmacy-based Point-of-Care Testing

Dorrance H. Hamilton Building, 6th Floor
1001 Locust Street, Philadelphia PA 19107

For additional questions, please contact: Gina Bellottie at (215) 503-6360 or Gina.Bellottie@jefferson.edu

The NACDS Community Pharmacy-based Point-of-Care Testing Certificate Program provides an opportunity to gain the skills and information necessary to develop a testing program for influenza, Group A Streptococcus, HIV, and Hepatitis C.  The target audience for the certificate program is community pharmacists including students, academia, and pharmacy association staff.  While the program is primarily designed for community pharmacists, non-pharmacists interested in point-of-care testing are also welcome to complete the program.  Please see Program Flyer for full details and accreditation information.

Please see Program Flyer for full details including accreditation information.

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APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Travel Health Services (2nd Edition) is an innovative and interactive advanced competency training (ACT) program that explores the pharmacist’s role in providing travel health services to patients. This application-based activity is the first step for pharmacists interested in learning the essential skills necessary to successfully provide travel health services.

Program pre-requisite: Pharmacists who have completed the APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program and received a Certificate of Achievement or have previously completed an immunization training program and are authorized to provide immunizations in the state in which they practice.  This is a great opportunity to expand your current immunization knowledge and services!APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program (14th Edition) is an innovative, intensive, and practice-based continuing pharmacy education, based on national educational standards for immunization training from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This program is designed to educate pharmacists about the professional opportunities for vaccine advocacy and administration.

This practice-based curriculum represents a fusion of science and clinical pharmacy. The program, which emphasizes a health care team approach, seeks to foster the implementation of interventions that will promote disease prevention and public health.

The purpose of this certificate training program is to prepare pharmacists with comprehensive knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to provide immunization services to patients across the life span.

Check Back for Future Programs - The Pharmacist and Patient-Centered Diabetes Care Program

Registration Date: To be announced

JCP - Pharmacy  Practice Simulation Center
Dorrance H. Hamilton Building, 6th Floor
1001 Locust Street, Philadelphia PA 19107
 
For additional questions, please contact: Roshni Patel at (215) 503-8526 or Roshni.Patel@jefferson.edu

APhA’s The Pharmacist & Patient-Centered Diabetes Care certificate training program (5th Edition) is an intensive educational experience designed to equip pharmacists with the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to provide effective, evidence-based diabetes care. Five self-study modules provide comprehensive instruction in current diabetes concepts and standards of care. The live seminar incorporates case studies and hands-on skills training focused on the situations most likely to be encountered—as well as the services most needed—in community and ambulatory care practice settings.

Participants will gain experience evaluating and adjusting drug therapy regimens for patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, counseling patients about lifestyle interventions, analyzing and interpreting self-monitoring of blood glucose results, and assessing the overall health status of patients to identify needed monitoring and interventions.