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Healthcare Professionals – e-Learning


 

Browse a selection of educational resources and online continuing medical education credits (CMEs) regarding vaccination. Select a category below to view available broadcasts, training modules and webinar titles. Note that these courses are designated to healthcare professionals only.

Titles are listed by category:

Influenza

EnsembleIQ
The New Cell-Based Influenza Vaccine
Implications for Your Patients
Presented by John Papastergiou, BSc, BSc Phm


Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the characteristics of the influenza virus and the effect of antigenic drift
  • Compare the production and effectiveness of the new cell-based vaccine with egg-based vaccines
  • Implement methods to optimize immunization services

To participate in this CE program and earn 1 CEU, you must be a registered user of CanadianHealthcareNetwork.ca and its companion learning site, eCortex.ca. Registration is free and easy. Visit www.canadianhealthcarenetwork.ca to sign up.

Visit eCortex.ca to register.

iMD
Flu Refresher Course


This training module is intended as a refresher on how to administer the flu vaccine. The module can be completed within 30 minutes.

The iMD Patient Engagement Platform is a web-based patient education platform that is available on any device with internet. iMD Health enables healthcare providers to bring their patient sessions to life through the seamless integration of professionally-vetted diagrams, educational resources, brochures and videos covering over 1,800 medical conditions, procedures and treatment options.

To get your account, visit app.imdhealth.com/signup.

mdBriefCase: Online CME
One shot after the other: The importance of influenza protection in patients immunized against COVID-19
This Self-Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 1.0 Mainpro+ Credit.​


Influenza vaccination remains a critical public health tool during COVID-19 to reduce outbreaks of endemic influenza infection that have been suppressed during the COVID-19 pandemic. This program summarizes key NACI influenza vaccine recommendations and reviews the differences between the currently marketed vaccines in Canada. The overall goal of this program is to increase clinicians’ confidence in applying the NACI recommendations to the 2021-2022 influenza season.

Visit mdBriefCase to register.

Infants & Children

mdBriefCase: Online CME
Meningococcal Type B – Protecting Against the Most Common Cause of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) in Canada (2022)


N. meningitidis serogroup B strain is the most prevalent form of invasive meningococcal disease in Canada. Although this infection is relatively rare, no other bacterial agent may kill as swiftly after bloodstream invasion as the meningococcus. With the availability of vaccines to protect against the different serogroups, it is important for clinicians to educate patients on the potential risks of meningococcal infection and the benefits of immunization. This program will review the clinical consequences of meningococcal type B infection, the different vaccine options and how it can be integrated into practice.

Visit mdBriefCase to register.

 

Teenagers & Adults

 

Travel Health

eCortex
by Ajit Johal, B.Sc. (Pharm), BCPP, CTH, CDE
Travel Health Services by Primary Care Pharmacists in Community Practice
Approved for 1 CEU (continuing education unit)


Learning Objectives:

  • Describe traveller cases that can be managed by primary care pharmacists.
  • Educate the traveller regarding anticipated health risks and methods for prevention, based on risk assessment.
  • Recommend the appropriate immunizations, and over‐the‐counter products for travelling patients who can be managed by primary care pharmacists.
  • Identify high‐risk patients or destinations that require a referral to a travel medicine specialist or travel clinic.

Visit eCortex.ca to register.

General

National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases
Newcomers and Vaccine Decision-Making Practices: Lessons from the Prairies
Original air date: Thursday, January 26, 2017


This webinar will focus on immunization information-gathering and decision-making practices in vulnerable refugee and immigrant populations in the city of Edmonton, Alberta. Ms. Stephanie Kowal will present key findings and recommendations from her study on the prairies focusing particularly on the potential impact that using cultural brokers can have on the success of creating access to immunization services and promoting immunization uptake.

Visit NCCID.adobeconnect.com to hear webinar.

COVID-19

mdBriefCase: Online CME
What's New, What's the Same and What's Ahead: COVID Vaccine Update


After viewing this webinar, participants will be better to:

  • Review the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of cases, hospitalizations and deaths
  • Discuss the impact of the omicron subvariant BA.2 as public health protections are removed
  • Counsel a patient on the importance of booster doses to ensure optimal COVID-19 protection
  • Explain the new pediatric indications and recommendations for COVID-19 vaccines
  • Summarize long COVID ramifications on patients

Visit mdBriefCase to register.

mdBriefCase: Online CME
Boosters, Kids and Beyond: Deciphering the Latest Evidence


Watch the recording now to listen as Drs. Allison McGeer, Earl Rubin and David Strain, with moderator Dr. Peter Lin, address the following topics:

  • Omicron (as it was evolving late November)
  • Boosters
    • Mix & match (aka heterologous & homogenous vaccines)
    • Immunocompromised
    • Older adults
    • Practical considerations
  • Vaccine Hesitancy
  • Pediatric COVID vaccination

Visit mdBriefCase to register.

mdBriefCase: Online CME
COVID-19 Vaccination: Booster Doses, Practical Guidance for Clinical Practice


This video helps clinicians discuss COVID-19 booster vaccination with their patients. The goal of the program is to help clinicians identify patients who should receive booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccines and to help build confidence in discussing booster vaccination with these patients.

Visit mdBriefCase to register.

mdBriefCase: Online CME
COVID-19 Vaccination in Children 5-11 Years of Age: Practical Guidance for Discussing Risks and Benefits


In 2021, Health Canada approved the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in children 5-11 years of age. As this population continues to get vaccinated, clinicians need to be prepared to effectively discuss the benefits and risks of vaccination against COVID-19 with parents who have children within this age group.

Visit mdBriefCase to register.

mdBriefCase: Online CME
Encouraging COVID-19 Vaccination in Adolescents 12 Years of Age and Older


The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) recommends vaccination of adolescents aged 12 years and older with the COVID-19 vaccine. Despite broad support for vaccination from the medical community, parents and adolescents may have lingering concerns about COVID-19 vaccination. Pediatricians and other health professionals should be prepared to effectively address the questions and concerns of parents and adolescents regarding the COVID-19 vaccines.

Visit mdBriefCase to register.

mdBriefCase: Online CME
The Other Pandemic: The Impact of Long COVID on Patients


Did you know? An estimated 10–30% of patients experience long COVID after recovering from their initial infection. Register for our exclusive, 1-hour webinar and learn how to effectively diagnose and treat patients who show varying symptoms causing a range of health complications post COVID.

Visit mdBriefCase to register.