Pharmacy Technician: Shingles Disease Process and Vaccination for Pharmacists & Pharmacy Technicians
10.00
Online
Elective
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About the Course
This course serves to review the disease process of shingles and the use of vaccinations to prevent shingles. Treatment typically focuses on antiviral therapy and symptom control. Shingles can be prevented through vaccination, which is typically recommended for adults over 50 since the immune system weakens with age.

Learning Objectives:
After completing this course, the learner will be able to: 
  • Discuss the characteristics of varicella zoster virus, including primary infection and secondary reactivation of the latent virus, complications, and treatment.
  • Describe the efficacy, contraindications and precautions, adverse reactions, and administration of Zostavax.
  • Discuss the efficacy, contraindications and precautions, adverse reactions, and administration of Shingrix.
  • Explain the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for the use of shingles vaccinations.
About the Author:
Katie Ingersoll-Blair, Pharm.D., R.Ph. is a community pharmacist, consultant and freelance writer who specializes in pharmacy education. She has performed freelance work writing and editing practice questions for various pharmacy technician exams, as well as has written and revised continuing education programs for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. She has also written for Natural Standard, summarizing research studies on dietary supplements, and working on the company blog.  Dr. Ingersoll-Blair graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts in 2009 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

Activity Type - Knowledge-based

Target Audience - Pharmacists, Pharmacists Technicians


Disclosures:

  • Contact hours will be awarded through the expiration date.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and have your record of completion submitted through CPE Monitor and to the NABP.
  • Through our review process, Elite ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Elite's policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.

Shingles Disease Process and Vaccination for Pharmacists & Pharmacy Technicians

10.00
About the Course
This course serves to review the disease process of shingles and the use of vaccinations to prevent shingles. Treatment typically focuses on antiviral therapy and symptom control. Shingles can be prevented through vaccination, which is typically recommended for adults over 50 since the immune system weakens with age.

Learning Objectives:
After completing this course, the learner will be able to: 
  • Discuss the characteristics of varicella zoster virus, including primary infection and secondary reactivation of the latent virus, complications, and treatment.
  • Describe the efficacy, contraindications and precautions, adverse reactions, and administration of Zostavax.
  • Discuss the efficacy, contraindications and precautions, adverse reactions, and administration of Shingrix.
  • Explain the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for the use of shingles vaccinations.
About the Author:
Katie Ingersoll-Blair, Pharm.D., R.Ph. is a community pharmacist, consultant and freelance writer who specializes in pharmacy education. She has performed freelance work writing and editing practice questions for various pharmacy technician exams, as well as has written and revised continuing education programs for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. She has also written for Natural Standard, summarizing research studies on dietary supplements, and working on the company blog.  Dr. Ingersoll-Blair graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts in 2009 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

Activity Type - Knowledge-based

Target Audience - Pharmacists, Pharmacists Technicians


Disclosures:

  • Contact hours will be awarded through the expiration date.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and have your record of completion submitted through CPE Monitor and to the NABP.
  • Through our review process, Elite ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Elite's policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.