Webinars

Each month Immunize Nevada organizes webinars, which focus on multiple immunization topics and trends. Dozens of providers from throughout the region and statewide sit-in on the webinars during lunchtime programs to earn continuing education credits at no cost.

UPCOMING WEBINARS 

Strive For 100%: Best Practices For Increasing Immunization Rates

Wednesday, August 20, 12:30-1:30 (PST) 

Providers strive to have infants completely immunized by their second birthday and adolescents completely immunized by their 13th birthday.  It takes team work to accomplish this! Best practices for achieving these goals will be discussed.  Ideas for implementing mechanisms to accomplish 100% immunization rates will be presented.  Studies will be reviewed that show proven results for increasing immunization rates.

Learning Objectives Include:

  • Describe 2 pre-visit office practices that can be instituted to raise immunization rates

  • Describe 3 office practices that can raise immunization rates while the patient is in the office.

  • Describe 2 post-visit office practices that can raise immunization rates.

  • Describe tools in Web IZ that can assist providers to increase their rates.

Featured Presenters: 

Pam Forest, M.D. and Tami Smith

Pam has been the Provider Quality Assurance Manager for the Nevada State Immunization Program since 2007.  In addition, Dr. Forest is the Vaccine Safety Coordinator for the state of Nevada. She brings a wealth of experience from serving nine years as Medical Director of a hospital-based occupational health program.  Following graduation from Temple University School of Medicine, and a rotating internship, Pam joined the United States Air Force, and served six years as a general medical officer.

Tami is a Web IZ trainer in northern and rural Nevada for the Nevada State Immunization Program.  She started her career with the state in 1991 and became office manager for the Division of Public & Behavioral Health’s Bureau of Child, Family and Community Wellness in July of 1999. She started with Web IZ in 2013

REGISTER TODAY!

**For questions or more info, email Rhonda or call her at 775-624-7118.

 

Closing the HPV Vaccination Gap: Reducing Missed Opportunities to Recommend & Administer the HPV Vaccine

Tuesday, August 26th, 12:30-1:30 p.m. (PST)

Description: Widespread HPV vaccination could dramatically reduce the number of HPV related cancers and conditions.  As part of a provider education series, Immunize Nevada is offering this webinar centered around how providers can reduce missed opportunities to recommend and administer the HPV vaccine. Missed clinical opportunities to recommend and administer the HPV vaccine are an important reason why the U.S. has not achieved high rates of HPV vaccine uptake. Many adolescents do not receive the HPV vaccine during routine office visits with their healthcare providers even when the adolescents received other recommended vaccines at these visits. Multiple factors can contribute to hesitation among providers to recommend the HPV vaccine. These factors are causing an HPV vaccination gap across the country. This webinar will address best practices for HPV vaccine recommendations and missed opportunities for vaccination and series completion, as well as discuss barriers that impede providers’ from achieving best practices.

Learning Objectives Include:

  1. Review current HPV vaccination rates and HPV vaccination recommendations

  2. Discuss how to effectively communicate with patients/parents about the importance of the HPV vaccine.

  3. Discuss how to minimize missed opportunities for HPV vaccination

Featured Presenter:  Rachel Caskey, MD MaPP

Rachel Caskey, MD, MAPP is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).  She is board certified in both pediatrics and internal medicine and is a primary care provider for all ages.  Dr. Caskey is a health services researcher with research interests which include: improving adolescent vaccination efforts by examining barriers to vaccine uptake; transition of care for children who age-out of the pediatric health care setting; and exploring ways to modify preventive health behaviors among young adults.  Dr. Caskey collaborates with UIC’s school of public health in the maternal child health division.  She is a member of the UIC Cancer Center where she collaborates on efforts to examine the use of the HPV vaccine to reduce the incidence of cervical cancer.  

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**Additional Information or Questions: Please contact Ashley McHugh at Ashley@immunizenevada.org

 

PAST WEBINAR RECORDINGS AND SLIDES

2014 Webinar Schedule

August 8: Closing the HPV Vaccination Gap: Best Practices for Oral Health Care Providers
[Download the presentation slides here / Watch the webinar here]
July 24: Importance of Immunization in Adults Herpes Zoster Vaccine
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Watch the webinar here]
July 8: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination Practice Management
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Download the presentation slides here / Watch the webinar here]
May 21: HPV Immunization is a Job for Pediatric Providers
[
Download the presentation slides here / Download webinar recording here]
April 29: Choose Your Own Vaccines: Responding to Requests for 'Alternative' Vaccine Schedules
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Download the presentation slides here / Download webinar recording here]
March 18: Pharmacists' Role in the "Immunization Neighborhood"
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Download the presentation slides here / Download webinar recording here]
February 25: Keeping Current with Pertussis: 2014 Update
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Download the presentation slides here / Download webinar recording here]
January 30: What Should You Know About Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
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Download the presentation slides here / Download webinar recording here]


2013 Webinar Schedule
December 2: Navigating Health Policy Changes
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December 1: Nevada Health Link Update
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Download presentation slides here / Download webinar recording here]
November: Vaccine Saftey
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Download presentation slides here / Download webinar recording here]


**Please note: Webinar recordings are available for a limited time only. However, webinar slides will be available throughout the 2014 webinar schedule. If you are wishing to obtain information from a past webinar that is not listed above, please contact Rhonda Baskins at rhonda@immunizenevada.org