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Injection Training

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This program has two components that must be completed before a pharmacist can apply to their provincial college for certification:

  • Paper based education modules with written test and passing grade
  • One day live workshop facilitated by nurses

Each pharmacist that is enrolled will receive a kit that will include the accredited CE components along with sample forms and protocols.  These materials will need to be reviewed, tests completed for all modules submitted, marked by Pear Healthcare Solutions, and the pharmacist must receive a passing grade prior to proceeding to the live workshop.
Our nursing partner has training centres at various locations throughout Canada.  Each centre will be equipped to provide training for up to 8 pharmacists per nurse.

Program Content
Our development cost will include the creation of:

  • 3 written modules
  • Self-assessment examination
  • Sample forms
  • SOPs and guidelines
  • Workshop slide presentation with speaker’s notes
  • Certificate of completion

Content Detail
Module 1

  • Overview of infectious disease and immunology
  • Epidemiology of vaccine-preventable disease
  • Infectious disease prevention
  • Pandemics

Module 2

  • The importance of vaccines
  • Vaccine mechanisms
  • Special considerations in immunization

Module 3

  • The pharmacist’s role
  • Vaccine storage and handling
  • Patient concerns
  • Vaccine and injectable medication administration
  • Adverse events
  • Record keeping

Sample Forms

  • Patient assessment form
  • Medication administration record
  • Immunization documentation letter
  • Informed consent
  • Cold chain storage log
  • Vaccination log
  • Medication waste log

SOPs and Guidelines

  • Anaphylaxis Policy
  • Needle disposal
  • Injection Policy
  • Glossary of Terms

Live Workshop
The live workshop will be facilitated by a registered nurse through our nursing partner.  These sessions will be facilitated at one of the We Care branch offices that are equipped with a training office (see appendix A for list of locations).  During this workshop pharmacists will learn how to give intradermal, intramuscular, and subcutaneous injection techniques.  They will review safety procedures and protocols for medication administration injection. 
With this portion of the program there is the opportunity to include a pharmacist.  A pharmacist is required to be in attendance for Alberta workshops as mandated by RxA to share the pharmacist’ perspective with respect to drug schedules and standards of practice.

  • Session time: 8 hours of training
  • Class size: 8 pharmacists/nurse
Program prerequisites: Each pharmacist applicant must possess CPR and First Aid certification from an accredited program provider such as St. John’s Ambulance or the Red Cross.  We are investigating how we can work together with the Red Cross and St. John’s Ambulance to provide training to pharmacists that do not currently have these certifications.