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Influenza Vaccination in the Pregnant Population

Speaker
Danielle Maness

Speaker Bio
Danielle is a Certified Nurse-Midwife and Board-Certified Women's Health Nurse Practitioner who provides reproductive and sexual healthcare through-out the lifespan. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Charleston in Charleston, West Virginia and then earned her Master of Science in Nursing at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where she completed a dual certification program as a Certified Nurse-Midwife and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner in 2015. She holds national certifications with the American Midwifery Certification Board and the National Certification Corporation. Danielle currently resides in Charleston, WV, where she provides clinical care services for a nonprofit reproductive healthcare clinic. Danielle is ACNM's maternal immunization consultant for the Maternal Immunization Vulnerable Populations Project in collaboration with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Course Description

This webinar will identify vaccinations recommended in every pregnancy, vaccinations for special populations, and vaccines contraindicated in pregnancy. We will describe implications of natural disease and rates of infection of influenza in the pregnant individual. Review vaccine safety monitoring systems (VAERS, CISA, VSD). Review clinical guidelines and protocols for vaccinating pregnant people. Discuss Influenza vaccination rationale and timing in pregnancy as well as discuss the role of the Midwife in increasing maternal vaccination rates.

Learning Objectives
1. Identify vaccinations recommended in every pregnancy, vaccinations for special populations, and vaccines contraindicated in pregnancy.
2. Describe implications of natural disease and rates of infection of influenza in the pregnant individual.
3. Review vaccine safety monitoring systems (VAERS, CISA, VSD).
4. Review clinical guidelines and protocols for vaccinating pregnant people.
5. Review pharmacology of influenza vaccines and antiviral medications, dosing, timing, and indications.
6. Discuss Influenza vaccination rationale and timing in pregnancy.
7. Discuss the role of the Midwife in increasing maternal vaccination rates.

CEUs Offered: 1 CE / 0.5 RxCE

This course expires on February 15, 2024