PharmSkills® in Immunization: Opportunities for Retail and Health-System Pharmacists to Improve Adult Pneumococcal Immunization Rates

Health-System Edition, September 2019, Volume 8, Issue 5

Faculty

Rupal Mansukhani, PharmD, FAPhA, CTTS, Clinical Associate Professor, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Piscataway, New Jersey, Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, New Jersey

Kunal J. Shah, PharmD, Assistant Manager, Clinical Pharmacy, Clinical Associate Professor, Morristown Medical Center IM Residency, Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, New Jersey

Educational Objectives

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

• Examine current recommendations regarding pneumococcal disease from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices

• Explore the pharmacist’s role in identification of patients at risk for pneumococcal disease

• Identify strategies to improve pneumococcal vaccination rates

Target Audience: Health-system and community pharmacists

Activity Type: Application

Release Date: August 12, 2019

Expiration Date: September 12, 2020

Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 3.0 hours

Fee: This lesson is offered for free at www.pharmacytimes.org