This course will prepare midwives to confidently add vaccine administration to their practice repertoire. This course covers the following for each of the immunogenic agents authorized for use by midwives
Mechanism of pharmacological action;
Side effects/adverse reactions;
Incompatibilities/drug interactions; and
Product form and packaging;
Onset of action;
Duration of action/half-life Storage, transport and security; and
Midwives will learn how to
identify and respond appropriately to adverse reactions, including prevention, preparation, emergency management, documentation, and reporting protocols.
explain placental transfer of medication to the fetus and impact of immunogenic agents on fetal antibody formation.
describe and utilize best practice for drug administration including, location, injection practices, history taking and documentation, and follow all federal requirements for vaccine administration, storage, and handling.
Apply appropriate client counseling and informed consent practices.
This class qualifies for 2 MEAC contact hours or 0.2 CEU credits
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