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Live Training

The DHA Immunization Healthcare Branch conducts or participates in several live, in-person training courses (click links for full description):

Standards for Quality Immunization Practice Course (SQIPC)

The IHB Standards for Quality Immunization Practice Course (SQIPC) is a one-day course designed to ensure healthcare personnel are trained in vaccine policy, vaccine safety, effectiveness, and the standards of military immunizations. This is designed in accordance with the immunizations and Chemoprophylaxis for the Prevention of Infectious Diseases, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) guidelines and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for Immunization practice.

  • Mission:To provide evidence-based content to promote healthcare personnel development or performance of safe and effective Immunization healthcare delivery.
  • Who should attend:Participants should be medical personnel involved in direct administration of immunizations, including Nurses, corpsmen, medics, healthcare specialists and immunization technicians. 
  • Objectives: 
    • Discuss the Eight Standards for Military Immunization and illustrate their use in daily clinic operations.
    • Differentiate between the various DoD immunization program requirements.
    • Discuss the importance of patient screening and education.
    • Discuss immunization administration techniques with hands-on demonstration.
    • Discuss vaccine errors and adverse events related to immunizations and tools for reporting.
    • Discuss staff training and resources.

Please see a sample SQIPC agenda here.

Nurses and technicians, click here for CNE instructions

Date(s) Location  To Register 
October 16, 2018 Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD To register
(government or military network only; 
log-in required)
Calendar Year 2019 courses are under review and pending approval.

Immunization Program Leaders Course (IPLC)

The IHB Immunization Program Leaders Course (IPLC) is a two-day course designed to ensure credentialed healthcare providers, clinical managers, and other senior leaders understand responsibilities for the successful management of an immunization program. 

  • Mission: To train credentialed healthcare providers, clinical managers, and other senior leaders to provide quality immunization services, exhibit competency when participating in risk communication activities, and exercise good immunization program management techniques for medical personnel assigned to administer immunizations in the clinic. 
  • Who should attend: Participants should be the credentialed providers (Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants), Nurses, and other healthcare personnel who provide direct oversight and management of immunization activities. 
  • Objectives:
    • Identify the clinical policies and procedures for the management of an immunization program.
    • Differentiate methods to improve the quality of vaccine delivery and address immunization issues.
    • Discuss clinical emergency management and treatment of adverse events related to immunizations and tools for reporting such events.
    • Discuss principles of mass immunization and travel-related activities.
    • Differentiate between Vaccine Error and Adverse Event Reporting systems.
    • Develop and demonstrate techniques for immunization risk communication.

Please see a sample IPLC agenda here.

Nurses and technicians, click here for CNE instructions

Physicians, click here for CME instructions

Date(s) Location  To Register 
October 17-18, 2018 Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD To register
(government or military network only; 
log-in required)
Calendar Year 2019 courses are under review and pending approval.

Allergy and Immunizations Program

This 5.5-week course's mission is to train medics, corpsmen, and nurses to provide immunization and allergy services. The first 10 days are spent in the classroom learning the basic information and procedures. After the classroom phase, the hands-on training begins at the clinical sites including Joint Base Andrews-NAF Washington, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Bethesda, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, and Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center at Fort Meade. Students must complete skill evaluations with 100% accuracy as well as pass the written final exam.

Class  In-Processing  Graduation Date 
191 November 5, 2018 December 14, 2018
192 January 7, 2019 February 14, 2019
193 February 25, 2019 April 3, 2019
194 April 8, 2019 May 15, 2019
195 May 20, 2019 June 27, 2019
196 July 8, 2019 August 15, 2019
197 August 19, 2019 September 26, 2019

Allergy and Immunizations Program

Building 512 Forest Glen Annex

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Bethesda, MD

Phone: 301-319-6852/6854

The course is open to uniformed military personnel and DoD civilian nursing personnel who will be providing direct immunization and allergy patient care. Please click the following links to see Service-specific eligibility requirements:

Army

Human Resources Company makes the decision for Active Duty, Guard, and Reserve Soldiers to attend the course.

i. 300-Y8 course is available to Active Duty, Guard, and Reserve Soldiers in the grade of Sergeant non-promotable and below.

ii. Soldiers must submit a DA 4187 to Human Resources NLT 60 days prior to class start date.

iii. Active Duty Army must have 9 months service remaining requirement (SRR).

iv. Army Reserve Soldiers must have 24 SRR.

v. Soldiers must be fully qualified 68W or 68WM6.

vi. All applicants must provide:

a. Current EMT-B certification

b. Current BLS certification

c. APFT score

vii. TDA must reflect a Y8 slot at the facility and the Solider must be assigned as an Allergy Technician.

viii. Once the DA 4187 is signed and approved by your company commander, you need to contact the following POC:

a. Attention: Senior Career Management Advisor, AMEDD Proponent NCO

b. Phone: 502-613-5218, DSN 312-983-5218.

c. Please contact after submitting your DA 4187 to ensure it was received.

Senior Career Management Advisor

AMEDD Proponent NCO/Force Integrator

1600 Spearhead Division Road

Human Resources Command

Fort Knox, KY 40122

Room 2-3-033

d. Please keep in mind the Proponent NCO is the approving official for all Army packages submitted. If class seat is denied, please contact Proponent NCO for clarification.

ix. All request for waivers must be submitted to:

CDR, AMEDD Center & School

AMEDD Personnel Proponent Directorate

Attn: MCCS-DE

1400 E. Grayson Street

Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-6175

Navy

For Active Duty Navy, the Course NCOIC/Instructors will select candidates for each class based on seats availability. All active duty personnel selected to attend must meet all the prerequisites listed below under the service requirement.

i. Hospital Corpsman E1-E5.

ii. Actively assigned as an Allergy Technician.

iii. Current CPR certification.

iv. Completed questionnaire included with packet.

v. Letter of Recommendation/Justification to include the following: 

a. Manning losses

b. Procedures performed in the clinic

c. Allergist on board

d. Patient workload per day/month

vi. Physically qualified in accordance with (IAW) transfer manual and the manual of the Medical Department.

vii. After you have gathered and completed all the above items, please contact the Allergy and Immunizations Program at 301-319-6852/6854.

Air Force

The Allergy and Immunizations Program does not decide who attends the Course, nor does it have any say on assignment location for AF personnel. This decision is made by AFMPC Randolph AFB, TX, and will require a packet submission. Contact your local MPF for further details.

Basic Prerequisites: 

1. SSgt - SrA

2. Completion of J3AQR4N031 (Medical Service Apprentice)

3. Completion of J5AQR4N051 (Medical Service Journeyman)

DoD Civilians

For Department of Defense (DoD) personnel, the program director will select candidates for each class based on seats of opportunity. All personnel selected to attend must meet all the prerequisites listed below under service requirement.

i. Letter of Recommendation/Justification to including:

a. Manning losses

b. Procedures performed in the clinic

c. Allergist on board

d. Patient workload per day/month

e. GS Rating and Series Number

ii. Current CPR certification.

iii. Nursing Certification/License

iv. DA3838/ SF182 with Approval Authority signature.

v. After you have gathered and completed all the above items, please contact the Allergy and Immunizations Program at 301-319-6852/6854.

Principles of Military Preventive Medicine Course

This 9-week course (#6a-F5) is designed to provide Army Medical Department (AMEDD) officers with the skills and knowledge to function in preventive medicine specialty areas at an entry level. The course is tailored to provide uniquely different training to six specialty officer groups:

  1. Community Health Nurses (CHNs)
  2. Environmental Science/Sanitary Engineers
  3. Medical Corps/Veterinary Corps/Physician Assistant (MC/VC/PA)
  4. Entomologists (ENTO)
  5. Nuclear Medical Science Officers (NMSO)
  6. Audiologists

Course content includes the following areas:

  • Community health practices
  • Communicable and infectious diseases
  • Operational preventive medicine
  • Epidemiology
  • Statistics
  • Medical entomology
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Health physics
  • Sanitary engineering
  • Environmental science

Preventive medicine core topics provide a broad overview of each of the specialty areas for all students, preparing them to function as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Each specialty group also receives additional instruction in appropriate specialty topics, preparing them to function independently at an entry level within their specialties. A three-day field training exercise will occur at the end of the course.

Go to the AMEDD Center & School website for more information.

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