Released: 08/04/2023 Expires: 07/31/2024 (subject to change)
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Pneumococcal disease is the second most common cause of vaccine-preventable disease. Pneumococcal vaccination recommendations have been updated frequently over the years, and it is imperative that nurse practitioners stay updated on the new guidelines. Join NP experts Ruth Carrico and Mary Koslap-Petraco as they provide an overview of pneumococcal disease, discuss recommendations for pneumococcal vaccination and identify strategies for overcoming barriers to vaccination.
This program was revised on September 29, 2023, to reflect the updated ACIP guidelines for pneumococcal vaccination.
Summarize the CDC recommendations regarding pneumococcal vaccination across the lifespan.
Evaluate candidates for pneumococcal vaccination and identify the appropriate vaccine that they should receive.
Recognize the importance of reviewing the vaccination history at every encounter across all age groups.
Identify strategies to help ameliorate the impact that racial disparities, social determinants of health, vaccine hesitancy and provider biases have on the utilization and uptake of pneumococcal vaccination.
Speakers Dr. Ruth Carrico PhD DNP APRN FNP-C CIC FSHEA FNAP FAAN Dr. Mary Koslap-Petraco, DNP PPCNP-BC CPNP FAANP Disclosure This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies.
The speakers have the following disclosures:
Speaker has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Advisory Boards—Pfizer (COVID-19, Meningococcal), Moderna (COVID-19), Seqirus (Influenza), Novavax (COVID-19)
Research—Sanofi-Pasteur (Yellow Fever), Pfizer (RSV), Janssen/Johnson & Johnson (COVID-19)
All Planners involved in this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc. This presentation was first released as a Live/Hybrid event at AANPs 2023 National Conference in New Orleans.
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1 Contact Hour(s) of CE, 0.5 of which may be applied towards Pharmacology