AIS: Immunoglobulin Therapy and Vaccines: Navigating Synergies for Patient Well-Being

May 17, 2024

Administration of immune globulin (IG) preparations and certain blood products can interfere with the immune response to vaccines. Donor-derived antibodies contained in polyclonal IG preparations can inactivate certain live-virus vaccines and reduce their immunogenicity. As such, these vaccines should be deferred for varying periods of time when IG preparations have been administered. Therefore, it is important that healthcare professionals are aware of this drug-drug interaction, risk-benefit ratio, and timing of administration.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for nurses, nursing professionals, pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians who administer targeted drug delivery (TDD) via intrathecal drug delivery systems (IDDS).

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

1.    Define innate and adaptive immunity, highlighting their distinct characteristics, mechanisms, and roles in the immune response.
2.    Compare and contrast innate and adaptive immunity in terms of their speed of response, specificity, memory, and the types of immune cells and molecules involved.
3.    Explain the principles of immunoglobulin (IG) therapy and its role in passive immunization, emphasizing its use in managing immunodeficiency disorders and autoimmune diseases.
4.    Discuss vaccine recommendations for patients receiving IG therapy, considering factors such as vaccine type (live attenuated vs. inactivated), timing of administration, and potential interactions.
5.    Explore strategies for optimizing vaccine responses in immunocompromised patients, including the use of adjuvants, booster doses, and monitoring immune status post-vaccination.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
  • 1.00 ACPE Technician
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 HSC Participation
Course opens: 
05/17/2024
Course expires: 
06/17/2024
Event starts: 
05/17/2024 - 12:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
05/17/2024 - 1:00pm CDT
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
0
Planner(s)

Katrina Harper, PharmD, MBA, BCSCP, DPLA

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Amy Mulgrew, Amy Mulgrew, RN, CRNI, IgCN, VA=BC

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Kristen Whiddon

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.
Speaker(s)

Garrett Faucette

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AIS Healthcare Group and the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. 

 

Designation Statements

Nurses

This activity provides up to 1.0 contact hours. 

Pharmacists

This knowledge-based activity has been assigned UAN JA0004637-9999-24-015-L06-P and will award 1.0 contact hour of continuing pharmacy education credit in states that recognized ACPE Providers. 

Statements of participation will indicate hours and CEUs based on participation and will be issued online at the conclusion of the activity. Successful completion includes completing the activity, its accompanying evaluation and/or posttest (score 70% or higher) and requesting credit online at the conclusion of the activity. 

Credit will be uploaded to CPE Monitor, and participants may print a statement of credit or transcript from their NABP e-profile. HSC complies with the Accreditation Standards for Continuing Pharmacy Education.

Pharmacy Technicians

This knowledge-based activity has been assigned UAN JA0004637-9999-24-015-L06-T and will award 1.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy technician education credit in states that recognize ACPE Providers. Statements of participation will indicate hours and CEUs based on participation and will be issued online at the conclusion of the activity. Successful completion includes completing the activity, its accompanying evaluation and/or posttest (score 70% or higher) and requesting credit online at the conclusion of the activity.

Credit will be uploaded to CPE Monitor, and participants may print a statement of credit or transcript from their NABP e-profile. HSC complies with the Accreditation Standards for Continuing Pharmacy Education.

HSC Certificate of Attendance

The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth certifies this activity for 1.0 hours of participation.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
  • 1.00 ACPE Technician
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 HSC Participation

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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