Immunization Competencies for Health Professionals
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Published by the Public Health Agency of Canada Centre for Immunization and Respiratory Infectious Diseases under the authority of Public Works and Government Services Canada, 2008.
|Immunization Competencies for Health
Professionals details the essential knowledge, skills, and attitudes
required for health professionals involved in the immunization practice in
Prepared by the Professional Education Working Group of the Canadian Immunization Committee, the immunization competencies were developed to support the application of the National Guidelines for Immunization Practices which are published in the 7th Edition of the Canadian Immunization Guide.
The competencies range from the scientific basis of immunization to essential immunization practices and contextual issues relevant to immunization. Each competency is supported by learning domain and a number of guiding learning objectives.
This handbook does not dictate how to teach or assess health professionals. Instead, it lays out the essential topics for effective immunization that are universal to a wide range of health professionals. These can be adapted and incorporated into all immunization training or performance evaluations. As such, the immunization competencies provide a framework that stakeholders can use to tailor education programs to the needs of health professionals based on their level of experience, practice setting, and degree of involvement with immunization.
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