Webcast: Vaccinations and Healthy Aging: Protecting Your Older Patients From Shingles

Released On
October 22, 2020

Expires On
October 21, 2021

Media Type
Internet

Completion Time
60 minutes

Specialty
Geriatric Medicine, Home Care, Hospice, Primary Care

Topic(s)
Adult Vaccination, Geriatric Medicine

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Provided by the University of Cincinnati

Jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ), the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA), and Clinical Care Options

Provided by The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists

Supported by an educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline

Credit Available

  • Physicians — maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • Nurses — 1.0 Nursing Contact Hour
  • Pharmacists — 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEUs)

All other health care professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.

Target Audience

The target audience includes primary care physicians, geriatric physicians, advanced practice nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, consultant/senior care pharmacists, and other clinicians who care for older adults in various settings such as nursing facilities, long-term-care and assisted-living communities, continuing care retirement communities, home care, hospices, and programs that provide all-inclusive care for older patients.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Summarize age-related changes in immunity that put older patients at high risk for shingles
  • Delineate complications of shingles that occur at higher rates in older patients
  • Compare and contrast administration and efficacy rates for available herpes zoster vaccinations
  • Devise approaches to improve healthcare provider communication with patients regarding the herpes zoster vaccine

Nursing Learning Outcomes

After completing this activity, the learner will demonstrate increased knowledge of the disease burden of shingles and outcome effective communication strategies to use with older patients about the benefits of the shingles vaccine.

Faculty

Susan Schrimpf Davis, DO

Susan Schrimpf Davis, DO

Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor
Division of Geriatric Medicine
Department of Family and Community Medicine
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
UCHealth Physician/VA Physician
Clinical Professor of Geriatric Medicine

Cincinnati, Ohio

Cynthia J. Gerstenlauer, ANP-BC, GCNS-BC, CDE, CCD

Cynthia J. Gerstenlauer, ANP-BC, GCNS-BC, CDE, CCD

Nurse Practitioner
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Adult Health

College of Nursing
Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan

Deborah A. Milito, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP

Deborah A. Milito, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP

Director of Clinical and Consultant Service
Chief Antimicrobial Stewardship Officer

Diamond Pharmacy Services
Indiana, Pennsylvania

Physician Continuing Medical Education

The University of Cincinnati is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation

The University of Cincinnati designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

*The American Academy of Physician Assistants, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the American Nurses Credentialing Center accept certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Nursing Continuing Education

This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) , the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA), the University of Cincinnati, the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists and Clinical Care Options.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP5387.

A maximum of 1.0 contact hour, which includes 0.25 hours of pharmacology content, may be earned by learners who successfully complete this continuing nursing education activity.

Pharmacist Continuing Education

The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ASCP designates this continuing education activity for 1.0 contact hour (0.10 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

Universal Activity Number: 0203-9999-20-055-H01-P

Type of Activity: Application

You must receive a test score of at least 65% and respond to all evaluation questions to receive a certificate/statement of credit. After submitting the evaluation, you may access your online certificate/statement of credit by selecting the certificate link on the posttest confirmation page. Records of all CME/CE activities completed can be found on the "CME/CE Manager" page. There are no costs/fees for this activity.

Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest

Susan Schrimpf Davis, DO

  • No relevant conflicts of interest to report.

Cynthia J. Gerstenlauer, ANP-BC, GCNS-BC, CDE, CCD

  • No relevant conflicts of interest to report.

Deborah A. Milito, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP

  • No relevant conflicts of interest to report.

Zachary Schwartz, MSc, ELS, has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
Petra Cravens, PhD, has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
Anne Roc, PhD, has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

Participation in this self-study activity should be completed in approximately 1.0 hours. To successfully complete this activity and receive credit, participants must follow these steps during the period from October 22, 2020, through October 21, 2021:

  1. Register online at https://www.clinicaloptions.com.
  2. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and faculty disclosures.
  3. Study the educational activity online or printed out.
  4. Submit answers to the posttest questions and evaluation questions online.

You must receive a test score of at least 65% and respond to all evaluation questions to receive a certificate. After submitting the evaluation, you may access your online certificate by selecting the certificate link on the posttest confirmation page. Records of all CME/CE activities completed can be found on the "CME/CE Manager" page. There are no costs/fees for this activity.

Course Viewing Requirements

Supported Browsers:
Internet Explorer 8.0+ for Windows 2003, Vista, XP, Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and above
Google Chrome 28.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
Mozilla Firefox 23.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
Safari 6.0+ for Mac OSX 10.7 and above

Supported Phones & Tablets:
Android 4.0.3 and above
iPhone/iPad with iOS 6.1 or above

Disclaimer

This activity is designed for educational purposes. Participants have a responsibility to utilize this information to enhance their professional development to improve patient outcomes. Conclusions drawn by the participants should be derived from careful consideration of all available scientific information. The participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic decision-making before applying any information, whether provided here or by others, for any professional use.

Contact Information

For CME questions please contact: skelley@clinicaloptions.com