Bringing Immunity to Every Community
American Nurses Association (ANA), Every Child by Two (ECBT) and the Colorado Foundation for Medical Care (CFMC), have partnered to produce an innovative continuing education webcast for nurses on vaccine safety and patient communication. Combining a nurse-panel presentation with patient-nurse video vignettes, this course offers practical knowledge and skills to increase immunization competency.
At the conclusion of this enduring material online web course participants will be able to:
- Discuss scientific findings regarding the safety of vaccines.
- Outline systems in place to ensure ongoing safety of vaccines and adverse event reporting requirements.
- Identify commonly expressed concerns over vaccine safety and appropriate responses to alleviate parental reluctance.
- Discuss methods to eliminate spread of vaccine-preventable diseases, such as influenza and pertussis, including vaccination of adults and, in particular, healthcare workers.
This online continuing education module is FREE! 2.5 contact hours will be provided upon completion. And instructors – it’s also an excellent module to teach immunization to nursing students!
- Mary Beth Koslap-Petraco, DNP, PNP-BC, CPNP
- Katie Brewer, MSN, RN
Every Child By Two and the American Nurses Association would like to thank the Advisory Panel including Mary Beth Koslap-Petraco DNP, PNP-BC, CPNP; Katie Brewer, MSN, RN; Mark Sawyer, MD; William Atkinson, MD, MPH; Lorraine Pickrell, CFMC Director of Education; Nancy Borgstadt, RN, MS, CNS, CFMC lead Nurse Planner; Kelly Clay, MS, CHES project staff for ANA and the project staff at Every Child By Two, Rich Greenaway and Dena Penner, for their dedication to this project and their valuable insight on the topics covered.
This webcast was made possible by Cooperative Agreement Number U01 IP000378-01 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.