It has been estimated that vaccine wastage resulting from improper storage and handling costs the United States Vaccines for Children program more than $20 million yearly. Since vaccines prevent serious, sometimes fatal diseases, the loss can compromise patient safety, affect staff time and patient/provider trust and can also become a liability issue. This program will focus on the public health implications of improper storage and handling and its application to the roles and responsibilities of nurses involved in immunization.
PUBLIC HEALTH LIVE - T2B2 a monthly satellite broadcast series designed to provide continuing education opportunities on public health issues. Broadcasts are free and available to all who are interested in furthering their knowledge of public health. The broadcast is held from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. ET on the third Thursday of each month.