Byron Health Center to Host Pneumonia Immunization In-Service

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

October 8, 2013 at 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM

Location: Byron Health Center Activity Room, 12101 Lima Rd in Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-637-3166 ext. 271

Email: jdrebenstedt@byronhealth.org

Event Description

September 11, 2013 Updated Sep 11, 2013 at 7:52 AM EDT

Byron Health Center will host a Vaccine-preventable Pneumonia Quality Improvement CME|CE Activity on Tuesday, October 8th from noon – 2:00 p.m. in the Byron Health Center Activity Room, 12101 Lima Rd in Fort Wayne. Registration is free but seating is limited and will be granted on a first-come, first served basis. Please RSVP to John Drebenstedt on or before October 1st at 260-637-3166 ext. 271 or jdrebenstedt@byronhealth.org .

Faculty presenter, Olusegun Apata, MD who is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Indiana University and Consultant Pulmonologist / Sleep Specialist at Great Lakes Pulmonary & Sleep Associates in Gary, Indiana, will lead the activity.

Pneumonia, a vaccine-preventable disease, remains a substantial cause of morbidity and mortality, yet approximately one-third of adults aged 65 years and older have not received the pneumococcal vaccine. This initiative aims to provide healthcare professionals with education and tools to increase awareness and rates of pneumococcal vaccination in residents of senior housing settings.

The activity learning objectives include discussing the morbidity and mortality of invasive pneumococcal disease in elderly populations; outlining pneumococcal and influenza vaccine recommendations and schedules for residents and healthcare providers; identifying organizational changes and tools to overcome barriers to immunization against pneumococcal disease and Introducing nationally recognized quality measures to improve pneumococcal vaccination rates in residents.
This activity is supported through an educational grant from Pfizer, Inc. and is sponsored by Indiana University School of Medicine and The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning and is being hosted by Byron Health Center.
This activity is designed for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, case managers and other administrative personnel employed in senior housing and care settings in Indiana. To receive credit, participants must attend the full workshop and submit a completed evaluation form. A certificate of participation will be available to ALL participants.

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