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              AzPA will host 

APhA Pharmacy-Based Travel Health Services 

2016 Dates Coming Soon 

Interested in attending? Contact admin@azpharmacy.org to be added to a prospective participant list. We will contact you as soon as a date is confirmed. 

 

Pharmacy-Based Travel Health Services 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 an Immunization Delivery Training Certificate 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. Participants must also have a current CPR certification. 

The goals of this program are to:

·         Provide pharmacists with comprehensive knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to establish and deliver a successful travel health service.

·         Teach pharmacists to identify at-risk patient populations in need of preventative and travel care.

  • Enhance pharmacists' ability to effectively counsel patients on travel health.
  • Motivate increased numbers of pharmacists to establish travel health services 

There are two components to the Pharmacy-Based Travel Health Services advanced competency training (ACT) program:

·      6.0 hour (0.60 CEU) web based self-study modules with case studies and assessment exam 

·      4.0 hour (0.40 CEU) live seminar with assessment exam 

Key Learning Objectives of the Live Seminar

After completing the live seminar, pharmacists will be able to:

·       Distinguish the information necessary to obtain from patients to conduct a quality travel health risk assessment.

·       Explain elements of a 20-minute pre-travel consultation in the community pharmacy setting.

·       Demonstrate appropriate health risk communication and management for international travelers.

·       Justify the use and timing of vaccinations to prevent diseases associated with travel to certain geographic regions.

·       Select appropriate prescription, over-the-counter, and ancillary prophylactic and therapeutic products related to travel health.


Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) Information

Initial release date: 06/15/2013; expiration date:  06/15/2016

Activity Type:  Practice-based

Target Audience:  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.

Learning Level: 3 – Substantial knowledge of and experience in the subject area of immunization is required, no prior knowledge in travel health is required.

The self-study learning portion of the Pharmacy-Based Travel Health Services advanced competency training program is approved for 6 hours (0.60 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit (UAN 0202-9999-13-116-H01-P). The live training seminar is approved for 4 hours (0.40 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit (UAN 0202-9999-13-117-L01-P).

 

The American Pharmacists Association and the Arizona Pharmacy Association are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as providers of continuing pharmacy education. 

 

APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Travel Health Services  was developed by the American Pharmacists Association. 

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