Lastly, the AANP CE Center offers Influenza Update and Review, which provides NPs with education on preventing and treating influenza in the outpatient setting, including precision vaccination and current guidelines for antiviral treatment.
AANP offers a Meningococcal Vaccine Information Tent for you to use in your practice. This printable resource can be placed in your waiting room or exam rooms to educate patients, and the parents of younger patients, about meningococcal disease prevention.
AANP's two-page HPV Patient Handout provides a summary of HPV and HPV-related cancers. It can be printed and placed in waiting and exam rooms or provided to patients so that they, and parents of adolescent patients, will be encouraged to discuss HPV prevention with their health care provider.
"Updates in Adult Immunizations:" Review relevant clinical literature on the newly approved vaccines for hepatitis B and herpes zoster and see updated Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations in this article from JNP.
Resources From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC’s #HowIRecommend Video Series offers a number of videos from a variety of health care providers and on a number of different topics, including effectively recommending vaccinations, addressing safety questions from patients and discussing side effects. There is also a complete playlist of NP-created videos featuring AANP members!
See talking points and key messages to help you communicate with your patients and the parents of younger patients, specifically regarding maternal, childhood and adult vaccination.
Resources From the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)
HHS has launched the “Your Best Shot” Video Series designed to provide guidance on vaccinations across the lifespan, informing patients, caregivers and health care providers the importance of vaccination.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month! With the spread of misinformation about vaccinations, it’s important as health care providers that we set the record straight. The Community Preventative Services Task Force’s The Community Guide has a helpful resource around the benefits of vaccinations as well as an evidence-based review of intervention strategies for increasing immunizations in our communities.