Practical Workshop

Registration for the Practical Administration of Injections for B.C. Pharmacists Workshop

The Practical Administration of Injections workshop for BC pharmacists is a full-day, live workshop facilitated by a Registered Pharmacist and a Registered Nurse and includes practical training in administering subcutaneous, intradermal, and intramuscular injections. The workshop has been assigned 7.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) by the Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP). Pharmacists must successfully administer an intramuscular and a subcutaneous injection to be awarded certification for completion of the workshop.

Registration for the workshop must be done separately from the online pre-study program. You may register for a workshop before or after having completed the online pre-study, but in order to attend a workshop you must pass the online pre-study Basic Exam with a grade of 70 % or higher.  

Please note that a minimum of 20 participants are needed for the workshop to proceed.  If you're considering attending, be sure to sign up now!

Workshop Dates

Saturday, May 27, 2017* 8:30am - 4:30pm Whistler - Fairmont Chateau Whistler spaces available

 

*concurrently with the BCPhA Annual Conference
last update:  Mar. 22, 2017 - 9:30 AM PST

register

If you have difficulty registering for a workshop or would like to be waitlisted, please email: RxAdministeringInjections@bcpharmacy.ca

Injection workshops for pharmacy students

UBC is offering Administration of Injections training for UBC pharmacy students as part of the fourth year pharmacy curriculum.  UBC students with questions regarding this training can contact Dr. Kathy Seto at setok@mail.ubc.ca. 

Injection training resources list

FAQs
Pharmacist Waiver

Get your first aid and CPR certification now

 Pharmacists who are planning to participate in the Accredited Administration of Injections Program must have current certification in first aid and CPR in order to be granted authority to administer injections by the College of Pharmacists of BC (CPBC). Even if you successfully complete both the online pre-study and live workshop components of the training program, CPBC will not grant authorization to administer injections without these important certifications. If you have already registered or plan to register for the program, please take time now to ensure your certifications are up to date and, if not, make necessary provisions to update them.

The first aid and CPR requirements for authorization to administer injections are set by the College of Pharmacists of BC (CPBC). For information, please check the CPBC website.

Once registrants have successfully fulfilled CPBC requirements, they may apply to CPBC for authorization to administer injections. First aid and CPR certification are not requirements for registration in the Accredited Administration of Injections Program, but are requirements of CPBC.

What the Waiver of Liability means to you

Do you know what it means to sign the Waiver of Liability Agreement when you register for the Accredited Administration of Injections Program? It means that you are agreeing to the condition that the BCPhA-sponsored personal professional liability insurance policy (issued by Wynward Insurance Group) will not cover the authorized pharmaceutical service of administration of injections during the training program, but will provide coverage once you have received authorization from the College of Pharmacists of BC (CPBC) to perform injections. The insurance policy cannot apply during the training period and until the authority by CPBC is issued to the pharmacist. Once authority is granted by CPBC to the pharmacist, the insurance policy will cover that practice. Pharmacists are not required to notify Wynward Insurance Group of this authorization.


Hep B shot reminder

In addition to obtaining first aid and CPR certification, pharmacists planning to administer injections should also get their hepatitis B vaccination. Administering injections creates the potential for blood and body fluid exposure. The risk of developing HIV from exposure needle stick injury is less than one per cent, but the risk of contracting hepatitis B and C can be as much as seven per cent.

Please note: Every effort is made to ensure all products used in the workshop are latex-free however, participants with systemic latex allergies are advised to bring along an epi-pen as a precaution.