Pneumococcal Vaccine

Overview

5 out of 5 (1 Reviews)

Credits

1.00

Post Assesment Questions

6

Release Date

5 Oct 2020

Expiration Date

19 Apr 2022

Last Reviewed

19 Apr 2021

Estimated Time To Finish

60 Minutes

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Activity Description

The advent of pneumococcal vaccines has proven to be a significant advancement in the treatment and prevention of a widespread and sometimes deadly disease process. Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) is recommended differently depending on the patient population. While both vaccine types are proven to stimulate long-lasting antibodies in immunocompromised adults, conjugate vaccines have been shown to provide some additional benefits. Benefits of polysaccharide conjugate vaccine over traditional polysaccharide vaccine include that conjugate vaccines stimulate the production of these antibodies in infants and toddlers, as opposed to only healthy adults, as seen with polysaccharide vaccines. Conjugate vaccines have also been found to stimulate mucosal immunity, which decreases colonization, as well as have been proven to provide herd immunity and prime the patient immunologically, for an enhanced host response, unlike traditionally polysaccharide vaccines. This activity describes the mode of action of pneumococcal vaccines, including modes of administration, formulations, adverse event profiles, eligible patient populations, monitoring, and highlights the role of the interprofessional team in the management of these patients.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Identify the types of pneumococcal viruses requiring vaccinations.
  • Summarize the absolute and relative contraindications of the pneumococcal vaccine.
  • Review the methods of administering pneumococcal vaccination and eligible patients for each type of vaccine.
  • Outline the indications of Pneumococcal Vaccine

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This activity is jointly provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and StatPearls. AKH, Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity is awarded 1.00 Contact Hours.

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  1. Register for the activity and create a StatPearls login.     
  2. Review the required accreditation information:  Target audience, learning objectives and disclosure information.
  3. Complete the entire self-study activity.
  4. Complete the post-test assessments.
  5. Successfully pass the post-test with a minimum score of 100%.
  6. Complete the evaluation form.
  7. Obtain a certificate.

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    Deborah Z. on 1/1/2021

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