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Influenza Immunization: Decreasing Parental Misconceptions

Influenza Immunization: Decreasing Parental Misconceptions

Format

Monograph

Time to Complete

1 hour

Released

October 22, 2012

Expires

October 22, 2013

Maximum Credits

1.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
1.00 / CE for Nurses

Accredited Provider

Jointly sponsored by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Haymarket Medical Education.
If you have any questions relating to the accreditation of this activity, please contact information@pimed.com.
Commercial Supporter
This activity is supported by an educational grant from MedImmune, LLC.

Program Description

Increasing pediatric influenza vaccination rates can be challenging because of parental concerns about vaccination as well as provider- and system-level barriers. This monograph features strategies that can aid pediatric practitioners in overcoming factors that stand in the way of more complete influenza immunization of their patients.

Intended Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of pediatricians, pediatric nurse practitioners, pediatric clinical nurse specialists, registered nurses, and pediatric physician assistants.

Educational Objectives

After taking part in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Describe the incidence and burden of disease of pediatric influenza infection
  • Employ current recommendations for influenza vaccination in pediatric patients
  • Implement strategies to improve parent education about common misconceptions about influenza vaccination
  • For registered nurses only: Provide appropriate care and counsel for patients and their families

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) assesses conflict of interest with its instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of CME activities. All relevant conflicts of interest that are identified are thoroughly vetted by PIM for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies utilized in this activity, and patient care recommendations. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in health care and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

Faculty

Sharon G. Humiston, MD, MPH
Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Emergency and Urgent Care
Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Kansas City, Missouri

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Sharon G. Humiston, MD, MPH, has received consulting fees for Immunization Action Coalition (not for profit).

Margaret A. Brady, PhD, RN, CPNP (Reviewer), has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.

Publishing Staff Disclosures

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

The following PIM planners and managers, Laura Excell, ND, NP, MS, MA, LPC, NCC; Trace Hutchison, PharmD; Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CCMEP; Jan Schultz, RN, MSN, CCMEP; and Patricia Staples, MSN, NP-C, CCRN, hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

The following Haymarket Medical Education planners and managers hereby state the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months: Mary Jo Krey, Senior Project Editor; Sharon Hill-Ingram, Program Manager; and Kathleen A. Moore, RN, Medical Writer, have no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.

Medium

Internet Activity

Credit

1.00

Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Haymarket Medical Education. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit

1.00

Type

CE for Nurses

Accreditation Statement

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Designation Statement

This educational activity for 1.00 contact hour is provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of unapproved and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, MedImmune, LLC, and Haymarket Medical Education do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, MedImmune, LLC, and Haymarket Medical Education. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Instructions

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME/CE credit for this activity. During the period October 22, 2012 through October 22, 2013, participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures and study the educational activity.

To obtain credit, a score of 70% or better is required. This CME/CE is offered at no cost to participants. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the posttest survey, and received your digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/Exam History, which you can then access at any time.

If you have any questions relating to your certificate or other issues with this activity, please contact myCME.Support@haymarketmedical.com.

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Hardware and Software Requirements
  • A computer with an internet connection
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
  • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required
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