Learning Opportunities: Worksite Vaccination Clinic, Practice-based Research Networks, School Nursing Practice

This week, the Public Health Learning Network is highlighting these self-paced and archived courses from Region 1. Take some time for professional development and learn about influenza clinics, research networks, and school health.

From Region I – New England Public Health Training Center

Hosting a Worksite Influenza Vaccination Clinic: The Business Case

Each year between 3,000 and 49,000 people die from flu. In addition, over 200,000 people are hospitalized from complications of the flu. The best tool for the prevention of the flu is a flu vaccination.

The participants will be able to:

  • Identify two reasons that businesses should host worksite influenza vaccination clinics
  • Identify community resources that assist worksites in providing influenza vaccination clinics
  • Identify the steps needed to host a work site vaccination clinic

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Building evidence to improve the infrastructure of local public health through practice-based research networks

Are there better ways to organize, finance and deliver local public health services? Join us for a presentation of “real world” studies of local health departments in states of Connecticut and Massachusetts, two states with highly decentralized public health systems, that explore just that question. Learn about how practice-based research networks (PBRNs) are bringing together researchers and practitioners across the nation to identify strategies that work to maximize population health impact, cost effectiveness and health equity of public health systems.

The participants will be able to

  • Describe the primary objectives of Public Health Systems and Services Research
  • List at least three reasons why local health departments should be interested in the work of PBRNs
  • Recognize how findings from CT and MA PBRN studies could be used to impact
  • Recall how local health departments can learn more about PBRN research or participate in PBRN studies

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Medication Administration in a School Setting: School Nursing Practice in Massachusetts

School Nurses are responsible for providing care for students so they can be successful, healthy, and safe in school. School Nurses are managers of, and hold full responsibility for, the school’s medication administration program. This course provides the key information every School Nurse needs to know about medication administration in Massachusetts public and private schools. This is one of four training workshops mandated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health in order to be licensed as a School Nurse. Participation in this workshop is also required every five years for School Nurses listed on the school district’s MDPH Medication Delegation Registration Application.

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