This course provides an overview of vaccinations in children and adults and addresses some of the controversy surrounding vaccinations. It is appropriate not only for healthcare workers and social service professionals, but also for patients, parents, and members of the public interested in learning more about this issue. By the end of this course, learners will be able to: describe how vaccines provide protection from diseases, analyze concerns about vaccination safety and efficacy in order to offer education to patients or clients, identify vaccination schedules for children, adults, and special populations, and list possible side effects and contraindications associated with vaccinations.
Approved for 2.0 continuing education units-CEUs-contact hours for the following professions:
- Nurses (RN, LVN, LPN)(all states)
- Critical Care RN (CCRN): meets the criteria for CCRN Synergy Continuing Education
Recognition Point(s) (CERPS) in Category A
- Certified Case Managers (CCM)
- Certified Rehabilitation Counselors (CRC)
- Certified Disability Management Specialists (CDMS)
Must pass final quiz with 80% or more; may re-take as often as needed. Course will be updated or discontinued on or before July 31, 2019.