Sharon Humiston, MD, MPH, FAAP
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Did you know that:
One of the Healthy People 2020's goals is to reach 80% HPV vaccination rate (through a series of three shots) in boys and girls by the age of 13-15 years?
A strong provider recommendation is one of the most effective methods for encouraging HPV vaccination?
81% of cervical cancers could possibly be prevented by HPV vaccination?
Sharon Humiston, MD, MPH, FAAP will detail an overview of the Center for Disease Control's specific recommendations for increasing human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. She will also provide immunization program strategies to help improve HPV vaccination rates. This session will help you catch up on all the latest data and tools related to increasing HPV vaccinations in your practice setting, and is a unique opportunity to have your HPV vaccination questions answered.
At the end of the presentation, attendees should be able to:
- List CDC's recommendations for increasing HPV vaccination.
- Identify and implement the "same way, same day" approach to HPV vaccination for all 11 and 12 year olds in the clinical health care setting.
- Model evidence-based communication approaches when talking with 11 and 12 year olds and their parents about the importance of HPV vaccine.
- Introduce 2 new practice tools into to help support HPV vaccination in the clinical health care settings.
The Georgia Board of Nursing deems Southwest Georgia Area Health Education Center (SOWEGA-AHEC) as an approved provider for continuing education (CE). This CE activity awards 1.0 hour towards the continuing education competency requirement for Georgia Licensure renewal.
No partial credit offered. Activity #2015-04A. Nursing CE Expires 11.05.17
Submission of evaluation/post-test (75% or better) required for CE certificates.
Original program date: Nov 6, 2015
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