Online Course: How Nurses and Medical Assistants Can Foster a Culture of Immunization in the Practice

anytime, online course.

Research shows that healthcare professionals are the most trusted source of information for parents when it comes to vaccines for their child. Nurses and medical assistants have a key role to play in improving vaccine acceptance and fostering a culture of immunization in the practice as they are in contact with parents throughout the office visit.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe strategies nurses, medical assistants, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals  can utilize to foster a culture of immunization where all members of the practice work together to successfully communicate with parents and patients about childhood and adolescent vaccinations.
  • Describe the burden of vaccine-preventable diseases and the benefits of vaccination, including the role of vaccination in keeping children healthy.
  • Describe how to deliver clear and concise vaccine recommendations for boys and girls ages 0-18, including flu vaccine during flu season.
  • Describe strategies to improve competence of healthcare professionals around addressing parental concerns regarding childhood and adolescent vaccinations, including how to handle conversations during outbreaks.
  • Increase awareness of resources to facilitate vaccine conversations with parents.

General Information
Date: anytime

Location: online course

For more information and detailed program visit the website.


Published in GI-Mail 06/2020 (German & English edition).

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