Mastering Injections in Pediatrics

Tags: Online learning, Professional pharmacy services, Injections



When the proposed changes to the regulations regarding the administration of flu vaccine are enacted, pharmacists will be able to administer the flu vaccine to children as young as two-years old.

This course will equip pharmacists with the knowledge and confidence to administer flu vaccine to younger children in a safe and effective manner. The course covers best practices for administration techniques, dosing, pain management and comfort strategies in this population. In addition management of adverse reactions, documentation guidelines, tips on effective communication with family/caregivers and the health care team is also included. 

How to register: To register, please scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “Pricing and Registration”. 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.


Program outline

This blended program consists of the following:

  • Mastering Injections in Pediatrics (0.75 hr)
  • Final Exam (0.25 hr)
  • Program Evaluation


Continuing Education Units:

  • Number of CEUs:  1.0
  • Accreditation #: 8003-2020-3033-I-P
  • Accreditation Expiry Date: May 7, 2021


Course Availability:

You must complete the course one day before its expiry date; access will be removed after this point.


Learning Format: 

  • Online learning module


Learner Assessment:

  • Multiple choice assessment

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the administration technique for children under 5 including the selection of the appropriate supplies, land marking and injection techniques.
  • Identify the appropriate type and dose of vaccine based on the child’s age and previous immunization history.
  • Demonstrate awareness of the different pain management and comfort techniques that can be used specifically for children.
  • Recognize potential adverse reactions and understand the appropriate treatment, monitoring and follow up considerations.
  • Identify the appropriate documentation and communication procedures necessary for the parent/caregiver and other relevant health care professionals.


Program Completion

To receive the letter of completion for this program, participants will be required to complete the following requirements until one day before its expiry date: 

  1. Complete the program’s online modules (instructions will be emailed to you separately after registration).
  2. Complete the multiple-choice exam and achieve a score of 70 per cent or more within a maximum of two attempts.
  3. Complete the program’s evaluation.


Pre-requisites and Target Audience

There are no pre-requisites for this program. This online professional development program is designed to support injection-certified pharmacists who will be providing flu shot services including children as young as to two-year old.


Subject Matter Experts: 

  • Christine Knapp, Nurse (Education Liaison at SE Health)
  • Sherilyn Houle, Pharmacist (Assistant Professor at University of Waterloo)
  • Tracey Gordon, Nurse (Unity Health Toronto)


Last updated: May 1, 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


Cancellation policy: Requests for cancellations must be submitted in writing to no later than five days after access to the program has been emailed to you. A $30 (+HST) administration and processing fee will apply. Cancellations will not be permitted once log-in to access the program material has been initiated. Program registration fees will not be refunded after the cancellation deadline.


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Event Date: Recurring | City: Online | Venue: Online

Pricing and Registration
Member Rate
PediatricsInj2020   $0.00 Add to Cart 
Non-Member Rate
PediatricsInj2020   $25.00 Add to Cart 
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