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The presentation reviewed the laws surrounding prescribing and dispensing controlled substances. The first hour focused on drug diversion. The second hour focused on cannabis law.

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Multiple presentations regarding Medication Safety presented.
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The presentation reviewed the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) immunization recommendations, schedules, and monitoring parameters.  In addition, challenges regarding immunizations in the hospital setting, storage requirements, and resources for information on immunizations were reviewed.      

 

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About the North Chapter

The North Chapter Membership includes members who either live or work in the counties of Bergen, Hudson, Passaic, and Sussex.

President: Dorothy McCoy
President-Elect:  Anshul Patel
Secretary: Gabrielle Procopio
Treasurer: Frank McCabe


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Immunizations: Immunization Update 2018

NJSHP North Chapter Meeting - 9/24/19

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Pooja Shah, Pharm.D.

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Neonatal Intensive Care & General Pediatrics - Hackensack University Medical Center

Clinical Assistant Professor - Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

 

Anita Siu, Pharm.D., BCPPS

Clinical Neonatal/Pediatric Pharmacotherapy Specialist - Jersey Shore Medical Center

Clinical Associate Professor - Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

 

·      Vaccine recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in pediatrics and adults over the span of ten years.

·      Changes to the new immunization schedule in both pediatrics and adults.

·      What to anticipate from the CDC surveillance for the 2018-2019 influenza season.

·      Monitoring parameters and adverse reactions associated with each vaccine.

·      Challenges in vaccinating patients in hospital settings.

·      Various resources available to pharmacists for immunization information.

·      Pediatric versus adult vaccine formulations.

·      New vaccine formulations available in the U.S. market.

·      Challenges in vaccinating patients in hospital settings.

·      Importance for vaccine administration.

·      Where to find the immunizations schedules by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).

·      Appropriate storage requirements for vaccines.


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