Injections and Immunizations Certificate Program – Blended
This Injections and Immunizations Certificate Program is recognized by the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP) for pharmacists’ injection training. The program addresses the 15 competencies approved and required by OCP:
The program runs from approximately 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. A detailed program agenda and confirmation of the program venue will be emailed to attendees one week before the program date. A light breakfast, and lunch will be served.
How to register: To register, please scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the "Class Date" link for the package you wish to purchase; a drop-down will open with pricing information for members* and non-members. Select the option that applies to you, then click on “add to cart” to start the registration process.
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This blended learning program consists of the following:
I. Online learning modules
II. Required readings
III. Live session
CCCEP accreditation number: 8003-2019-2840-B-P
Accreditation Expiry Date: September 6, 2020
Member Price: $450 plus HST
Pre-requisites and target audience
The Injections and Immunizations Certificate Program is a comprehensive two-part series designed to support pharmacists in the provision of injections for the purposes of education, demonstration and immunization.
This one-day blended program consists of live and web-based components that will prepare pharmacists to administer flu injections through the Universal Influenza Immunization Program (UIIP), as well as to add other injection and immunization services as per current regulations and existing standards of practice.
CPR and First Aid training are not required before taking the Injections and Immunizations Certificate Program; however, you will require valid certification in CPR and First Aid (the equivalent of the Red Cross Standard First Aid with CPR “C” + AED Course level) in order to register your injection training with OCP. For further information, please visit OCP website at www.ocpinfo.com. The Ontario Pharmacists Association (OPA) has secured a special rate for OPA members to complete this training with the Canadian Red Cross. Please visit the members benefit section of OPA’s website for further information.
Program certificate of completion
To receive the continuing education certificate of completion* for this program, participants will be required to:
- Complete the program’s online component (instructions will be emailed to you upon registration).
- Attend the live one-day program.
- Successfully demonstrate the skills required to administer subcutaneous and intramuscular injections.
- Achieve 70 per cent or more on the post-program online examination (maximum two attempts) and complete the reflective exercise and evaluations within four weeks of the live one-day program. Instructions will be emailed to you upon registration.
- Please note that it takes 5-7 business days to mark the reflective exercise. As such, it is suggested that you complete the reflective exercise within the first three weeks after the live program session to ensure you do not exceed the due date.
* Statement of appropriate use of the continuing education certificate: Participants who achieve the certificate of completion may state that they hold a continuing education certificate in the Injections and Immunizations Certificate Program. The program certificate does not provide participants with professional certification credentials.
Subject matter experts
This program has been developed in part with contributions from the following subject matter experts:
- Daniel Thirion, B.Pharm., M.Sc., Pharm.D., FCSHP
- John Papastergiou, B.Sc, B.ScPhm
- Karen Riley, BScPhm, Pharm D, BCPS, CGP, BCACP, CDE
- Karen Church, BScPhm, RPh
- Kim Dias, BScN, MScN
- Kimberly Miller, RN, MScN
- Lorraine Grypstra, BScN, Bed, RN
- Dr. Neil Rau, MD, FRCPC
- Natalie McLeish, BScPhm, PharmD, ACPR
- Marshall Moleschi, BScPhm
Last updated: January 17, 2020
Inquiries: Please contact OPA’s professional development team by phone at 416-441-0788, option 3 (toll-free in Ontario at 1-877-341-0788, option 3), or by email at email@example.com.
Cancellation policy: Requests for cancellations must be submitted in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 15 business days prior to the program date at 4:30 p.m. A $250 (+HST) cancellation fee will apply. Cancellation requests received less than 15 days prior to the program date will not be considered and fees will not be refunded.
Food service disclaimer: Most live programs provide refreshments and meals. Participants who have health-related dietary needs or food allergies are encouraged to include details on their registration form of special dietary requests. The Ontario Pharmacists Association will work with the program venue to accommodate dietary requests as best as possible but cannot guarantee that the venue will be able to meet all requests. Every effort is made to notify the venue catering staff about participants’ food allergies; however, there is always a risk of contamination. There is also a possibility that manufacturers of the food supplies used by the venue could change the formulation at any time, without notice. Participants concerned with food allergies need to be aware of this risk. The Ontario Pharmacists Association will not assume any liability for adverse reactions to foods consumed or items one may come in contact with while eating at program venues. Participants concerned about their dietary needs are encouraged to contact OPA for additional information.
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Disclaimer: Please note that this program may be videotaped for educational purposes and may include audio/videotaping and/or photography. By attending this program, you agree that your image and/or voice may be captured by these means and used for the purpose of advertising, delivering, and/or reproducing this OPA education program, and you hereby waive any right to remuneration from such advertising, delivering, and/or reproducing and any control thereof.
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