Join the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists ASCP) and Health Quality Innovators (HQI) for an interactive panel discussion with frontline pharmacists and nursing home staff who will discuss effective strategies for improving bivalent COVID-19 vaccine rates in skilled nursing homes. Nursing home administrators, directors of nursing, infection preventionists and pharmacists are invited to join this session to learn new tactics and workflows that reduce staff stress, and how to improve vaccination rates by building and expanding on already established pharmacy partnerships. Participants will also have the opportunity to pose questions to these national and frontline leaders. Areas of discussion for the panel will include:
This session will be led by Chad Worz, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP, Chief Executive at ASCP and Sheila McLean, MBA, LNHA, CPHQ, Vice President and Senior Consulting Manager at HQI.
- The evidence-based benefit of the bivalent COVID-19 vaccine in older adults in congregate care environments.
- The new and current access points for long-term care facilities for bivalent vaccine acquisition and administration.
- Examples of successful vaccination programs in long-term care settings.
- The importance of reporting vaccination information in state immunization information systems (IIS).
Continuing education credits are available for this session.