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Course Title:
Clinical Management of Adverse Events Following Smallpox Vaccination: A National Training Initiative
Format: Satellite/Webcast/Videotape/CD-ROM
Cost (US $): none
Credit Types Offered:

See Special Notes of Other

Course Description: Implementation of a smallpox vaccination program requires clinicians to be prepared to recognize and provide care to persons who develop adverse reactions as a result of vaccination. This program will provide information to clinicians on assessment, diagnosis, management, and treatment of patients with suspected adverse events.

GOAL Prepare clinicians to recognize, report, and clinically manage adverse reactions to smallpox vaccination. Objectives

  1. Explain the rationale for smallpox vaccination
  2. Define the vaccination risks
  3. Recognize mild and serious vaccine complications
  4. Describe diagnosis, management, and treatment strategies for patients with vaccine adverse events
  5. Explain the procedures for adverse event reporting

    Target Audience
    1. Clinical specialists, including infectious disease specialists, dermatologists, critical care specialists, neurologists, ophthalmologists, allergists, and immunologists.
    2. Primary care clinicians, including emergency room clinicians, internists, pediatricians, and family medicine physicians
    3. State and local health department staff involved in adverse event assessment and reporting
Subject Area(s):
Bioterrorism/Emergency Preparedness
Infectious Diseases/Immunizations
Target Audience(s): Epidemiologists
Laboratory Professionals
Sponsor/Offerer: PHTN, CDC/PHF
Starting Date: Continuous/Self-Study
Ending Date: N/A
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET
Special Notes: Registration and Continuing Education Information
Participants are encouraged but not required to register and evaluate the broadcast/webcast on the CDC/ATSDR Training and Continuing Education Online System at phtnonline.

A certificate of attendance will be awarded to participants who complete the evaluation. Although continuing education credit is not available for the broadcast/webcast, registration and evaluation will provide valuable feedback to CDC. Participants will have until March 4, 2003 to register and evaluate the broadcast/webcast. Course numbers are listed below:
Satellite Broadcast - SB0126
Webcast - WC0026

No site registration will
be available for the broadcast/webcast.

Webcast Information
The program will have a live webcast and will also be available for viewing after the live broadcast via the CDC website, http://www.cdc.gov/smallpox.

Videotapes and CD-ROMs
The Public Health Foundation (PHF) will distribute videotapes and CD-ROMs, shortly after the broadcast. Contact the PHF by calling , visiting http://www.phf.org, or emailing them at . When emailing a request, please indicate Clinical management of Adverse Events Following Smallpox Vaccination in the subject line. Please include your name, mailing address, phone number and specify which module(s) and media type you prefer.

For program details including satellite and audio bridge information, plus procedures to submit or review questions, visit: PHTN/smallpox0204.asp.
Contact Info
Contact Name: PHTN
Contact Phone: 800-41-TRAIN
Contact Email:

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Registration Info
Course Number: Satellite=SB0126/Webcast=WC0026




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