Immunization of Newborn Close Contacts
Originally broadcast April 16, 2009
Shetal Shah, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Neonatal Medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center
For infants, particularly newborns, exposure to vaccine-preventable diseases can result in serious and often, life-threatening illness. Unfortunately, all too often, parents or other family members are the source of exposure. Dr. Shetal Shah, a Neonatologist with the Stony Brook University Medical Center, will share his innovative work in addressing this public health problem through the promotion and administration of vaccines to parents in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) setting.
After watching this broadcast participants will be able to:
- Explain the role the NICU can play in the public health protection of neonates
- Describe NICU-based administration of influenza vaccine
- Describe protocols for Tetanus, Diphtheria, Acellular Pertussis, (TDap) Vaccines
Public Health practitioners, doctors, nurses, parents, staff members in state and local health departments, students and others interested in public health topics.
Continuing Education Credits
School of Public Health, University at Albany is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses, Inc., an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
It has been assigned Provider Code PA# 157N.
Course code PA# 157N-193; 1.0 contact hour.
School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the MSSNY to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. The School designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).™ Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity is sponsored by the School of Public Health, University at Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for the CHES to receive 1.0 Category 1 CECH in health education.
For the purposes of providing continuing education credits, this program was reviewed in September, 2011 and renewed until September, 2014.
The planners and presenters do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity.
No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.