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NCIP Training Opportunities

Providers’ designated primary VFC coordinators and back-up coordinators must complete the annual 2018 VFC program training requirements in one of the following ways:

The requirement must be met by October 1 each year and must be reported on the following year's annual provider agreement.  The Provider Agreement includes a box to indicate that the VFC coordinator and back-up coordinator completed the required annual training and to indicate which training was completed.

In order to document staff education, the NCIP has provided a roster (PDF, 182 KB) for providers to keep onsite for each staff member. This may be requested from your practice during a VFC compliance site visit.

If you have questions, please contact the Help Desk at 1-877-873-6247.

The NCIP also offers other trainings to reflect updates and changes to the VFC program. You may be eligible to receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for some of these courses.

The trainings are organized into the following categories:

  • CDC Trainings*
  • NCIP Educational Modules

    *These trainings meet the annual VFC educational requirement.

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    CDC Trainings

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hosts an extensive series of educational opportunities on the Training and Continuing Education Online (TCEO) section of its web page. You can search for courses and sign up for continuing education credits on the TCEO site.

    The following course is a way for NCIP providers to meet annual VFC educational requirements:

    CEUs must obtained through the CDC's Education and Training system. To receive Continuing Education Credit, please usethis step-by-step guide.

    New FREE Continuing Education from Medscape and MMWR: Recommendations on the Use of Seasonal Influenza Vaccines.

    CDC has provided a resource guide available to providers for immunization information from birth to death. Click here (PDF, 837 KB) for the resource booklet.

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    NCIP Educational Modules

    The following courses are under construction by the Immunization Branch for Continuing Education credit:

     

    Description

    An online module that includes voice and covers the following objectives:

    • To interpret and implement immunization laws.
    • To identify appropriate exemptions.
    • To answer common immunization law questions.
    Audience

    The course is intended for anyone who wants to know more about immunization law. It specifically addresses questions from school nurses, local health department staff, and private provider office staff

    Format

    Web-based program with voice. To view this modules, Adobe Flash Player version 8 or higher is required.

    Contact Hours

    Nurses can earn 0.75 contact hours by viewing the entire course, scoring at least an 80% on the test at the end of the course and completing an evaluation of the course. Participants must review the entire session in order to earn contact hour credit. Verification of participation will be noted by a computer print out of participants.

    Continuing education credit will be provided through the Public Health Nursing and Professional Development (PHNPD) Unit in the Department of Health and Human Services. PHNPD is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

    Contact hours expire on 6/30/2014.

    Disclaimer

    No influential financial relationships have been disclosed by planners or presenters which would influence the planning of this activity. If any arise, an announcement will be made at the beginning of the session. No commercial support has influenced the planning of the educational objectives and content of this event. Any commercial support will be used for events that are not CE related. There is no endorsement of any product by NCNA or ANCC associated with this session. No session relates to products governed by the Food and Drug Administration. If it did, appropriate and off-label use will be shared.

     

     

    Description

    An online module that includes voice and covers the following objectives:

    • To describe what consultants examine during site visits.
    • To identify the most common issues found during site visits.
    Audience

    The course is intended for NCIP providers, including local health department staff and private provider office staff.

    Format

    Web-based program with voice. To view this modules, Adobe Flash Player version 8 or higher is required.

    Contact Hours

    Nurses can earn 0.75 contact hours by viewing the entire course, scoring at least an 80% on the test at the end of the course and completing an evaluation of the course. Participants must review the entire session in order to earn contact hour credit. Verification of participation will be noted by a computer print out of participants.

    Continuing education credit will be provided through the Public Health Nursing and Professional Development (PHNPD) Unit in the Department of Health and Human Services. PHNPD is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

    Contact hours expire on 12/31/13.

    Disclaimer

    No influential financial relationships have been disclosed by planners or presenters which would influence the planning of this activity. If any arise, an announcement will be made at the beginning of the session. No commercial support has influenced the planning of the educational objectives and content of this event. Any commercial support will be used for events that are not CE related. There is no endorsement of any product by NCNA or ANCC associated with this session. No session relates to products governed by the Food and Drug Administration. If it did, appropriate and off-label use will be shared.

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    Additional Resources and Trainings

    These are additional trainings from the CDC that you may find beneficial.

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Updated: April 12, 2018