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Continuing Education Opportunities

Listings and links for CMEs, CNEs, CEUs, or just to stay current

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American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
AAP offers many online continuing medical education courses. AAP frequently features courses covering immunization and vaccine safety issues.
American Pharmacists Association  (APhA)
Regular continuing education on immunizations is available from APhA. Check out current offerings on its website and click on "Education" or call (202) 628-4410.
Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR)
APTR offers three web-based programs: "Immunization: You Call the Shots," "Increasing Adult Vaccination Rates: What Works," and "Teaching Immunization for Medical Education (TIME)." The online programs consists of a series of modules covering all aspects of immunization. The modules provide basic vaccine content, links to resource materials, a comprehensive glossary, and self-tests to assess learning.
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California Distance Learning Health Network
CDLHN offers courses for health professionals in many different formats including books, satellite broadcasts, videos, CDs, DVDs, and webcasts. For more information, visit visit the website or contact CDLHN by phone at (619) 594-3348 or by email: info@cdlhn.com.
CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Continuing Medical Education Program
Earn continuing education credits (CMEs, CNEs, CEUs) by reading almost any recent ACIP statement and completing a short quiz. For more information about this educational program or to obtain the credits online, visit: The CME quizzes are also found inside the individual ACIP statements.
CDC National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Education and Training
CDC offers continuing education (CE) credits for several self-study programs on immunization. These can be accessed in a variety of ways: DVD, CD, web-based, and podcasts. Most CE credit from these programs is free and easy to access through the online system. For more information, call (800) 232-4636 or (800) CDC-INFO.
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Every Child by Two (ECBT)
Bringing Immunity to Every Community e-course was developed by ECBT in partnership with the American Nurses Association (ANA). The purpose of the webinar is to increase immunization competency among nurses by offering practical knowledge and skills on vaccine safety and patient communication. Faculty include Mary Beth Koslap-Petraco, DNP, PNP-BC, CPNP; and Katie Brewer, MSN, RN. This activity provides 2.5 contact hours. The e-course will be offered Until November 29, 2012.
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Healio Education Lab
The Infectious Disease News section on the Healio.com website offers online education in infectious diseases via the Education Lab, with many offering continuing medical education credits.
Hepatitis B Foundation Expert Speakers Forum
The Hepatitis B Foundation (HBF) has added an Expert Speakers Forum to their website. This ongoing feature offers a series of presentations from hepatitis B research and clinical experts. The Forum includes both audio/video and printer-friendly text versions of each presentation. These presentations are for informational purposes: no credit is available.
Hepatitis Web Study (The Seattle STD/HIV Prevention Training Center and the University of Washington)
Hepatitis Web Study is a website designed for healthcare workers who provide clinical care to persons with viral hepatitis. This project was funded by CDC's Division of Viral Hepatitis. The website features: fourteen interactive, clinically-relevant case studies, each with a discussion, high quality illustrations and graphics, and links, which highlight and illustrate key recommendations from national guidelines; free continuing education credits, including an easy way to print CME/CNE documentation and an electronic CE tracker; numerous high quality figures that the user can easily download into PowerPoint slides.
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Medscape offers free, continuously updated continuing education activities for physicians and other health professionals. These activities have been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), and have been developed by ACCME-accredited organizations.
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National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners (NAPNAP)
NAPNAP is a free continuing education resource for nurses and nurse practitioners, which offers current immunization recommendations and information from recognized experts. For more information, call (856) 857-9700.
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) (Log-in required)
Dollars and Sense: Overcoming Economic Barriers to Adult Immunization The goal of this activity on Medscape.com is to provide clinically meaningful education that will ultimately assist healthcare providers in overcoming barriers and enable them to adopt timely, appropriate vaccine recommendations and immunization policies into clinical practice. CME/CE Released: 12/13/2011; Valid for credit through 12/13/2012.
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Public Health Training Network (PHTN)
The Public Health Training Network (PHTN) is a distance learning network of people and resources that takes training and information to the learner. PHTN uses a variety of instructional media ranging from print-based to videotape and multimedia to meet the training and information needs of the health workforce nationwide.
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School of Public Health, University of Albany: Nurse TIP
Nurse TIP recognizes that nurses play an integral role in the success of immunization programs and can have considerable influence on the public health practices of a community. Content is offered free of charge and Nursing Contact Hours are available. Goals: Increasing the knowledge and competency of nurses in immunization by offering relevant content in a variety of distance-learning approaches. Target Audience: Nurses working in medical offices, clinics, community health centers as well as other settings. Archived webcasts are available at www.nursetip.org
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TIDE (Teaching Immunization Delivery Evaluation)
This site is designed as a flexible tool for faculty to teach and practitioners to learn immunization delivery and evaluation. TIDE is a self-paced program, which is sponsored by the Ambulatory Pediatric Association (APA) and the CDC. Modules can be worked on, saved and completed at the user's speed. All modules are certified for CME/CNE/CEU credits for other health professionals and are free. Certificates can be printed when the modules have been successfully finished.
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Vaccine Quarterly
First published March 2007, this quarterly periodical (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins) is intended to provide an authoritative, academic, evidence-based review of timely vaccine-related issues of interest to practitioners. Each issue contains three sections: literature reviews, editor's section, and invited guest article. Offers free continuing education credit; financial support comes from unrestricted CME grants from vaccine manufacturers.
This page was reviewed on January 24, 2013
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