NR566: Week 5: Immunization Assignment

Published by Brenda I. Belcher

Feb 28, 2021

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Purpose 

The purpose of this assignment is to familiarize the student with the most recent guidelines and recommendations  for vaccine -preventable illnesses in the United States.  

Activity Learning Outcomes 

Through this assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Identify vaccines available in the US market for vaccine-preventable disease and describe their features (CO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6). 
  2. Identify contraindications and precautions for the use of vaccines available (CO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6).
  3. Use recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACIP) to identify target groups for receipt of each vaccine (CO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6). 

Due Date 

Assignment should be submitted to the Week 5 Immunization Assignment  dropbox by  Sunday 11:59 p.m. MST at the end of Week 5. When the assignment is placed in the dropbox, it will automatically be submitted to Turnitin. You may submit the assignment one additional time before the due date to lower the Turnitin score. If you choose to resubmit, the second submission will be considered final and subject to grading.   Once the due date for the assignment passes, you may not resubmit to lower a Turnitin score.  

This assignment will follow the late assignment policy specified in the course syllabus. 

Students are expected to submit assignments by the time they are due. Assignments submitted after the due date and time will receive a deduction of 10% of the total points possible for that assignment for each day the assignment is late. Assignments will be accepted, with penalty as described, up to a maximum of three days late, after which point a zero will be recorded for the assignment. 

In the event of a situation that prevents timely submission of an assignment, students may petition their instructor for a waiver of the late submission grade reduction. The instructor will review the student’s rationale for the request and make a determination based on the merits of the student’s appeal. Consideration of the student’s total course performance to date will be a contributing factor in the determination. Students should continue to attend class, actively participate, and complete other assignments while the appeal is pending.

Total Points Possible:  50

Preparing the Paper: 

  1. The Immunization assignment is worth 5 0 points and will be graded on  use of Standard English grammar, sentence structure, and overall organization based on the required components as summarized in the directions and grading criteria/rubric. 
  2. Submit the paper as a Microsoft Word Document, which is the required format at Chamberlain University. You are encouraged to use  the  APA Academic Writer when creating your assignment. 
  3. Follow the directions below and the  grading criteria  located in the rubric closely. Any questions about this paper may be posted under the Q & A Forum or emailed to your faculty.  
  4. The length of the paper should be 2- 4  pages, excluding title page and reference page(s). The title and reference pages should be in APA format.
  5. Vaccination schedules should be obtained directly from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Resources for Healthcare Providers website and reflect the most current recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Additional scholarly resources should be used and all sources  must be cited appropriately.    

Requirements: 

Diptheria, tetanus & acellular pertussis (DTaP) Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib) 
Hepatitis B Human papillomavirus (HPV) 
Inactivated influenza (IIV) Inactivated poliovirus (IPV) 
Influenza recombinant (RIV) Live influenza (LAIV) 
Measles, mumps & rubella (MMR) Meningococcal serogroups A, C, W, Y) 
Meningococcal serogroup B Pneumococcal 13-valent conjugate (PCV13) 
Pneumococcal 23-valent polysaccharide (PPSV23) Rotavirus 
Tetanus, diphtheria & acellular pertussis (Tdap or Td) Varicella (VAR) 
Zoster live Zoster recombinant  

Choose 2 vaccines from the list above and provide the following information for each:  

  1. Name of disease preventable vaccination 
  2. Trade name (if more than one available, chose one only) 
  3. Type of vaccination (attenuated or inactivated) 
  4. Contraindications 
  5. Precautions 
  6. Adverse drug reactions 
  7. Minimum age to receive vaccine
  8. Routine recommended vaccine schedule (timing and dose) 
  9. Special situations 

Example: 

Vaccination: Hepatitis A vaccination 

Trade Name: Havrix 

Type: Inactivated 

Contraindication: Person with previous history of severe reaction to HAV, moderate or severe illness, with or without fever  

Precautions: Patients with immunosuppression (may have lower antibody titers) 

Adverse drug reactions: Injection site reaction, headache & malaise 

Minimum age: 12 months 

Routine vaccination schedule: 2 dose series between ages 12-24 months 

Minimum interval between doses (if applicable): 6 months apart

Special situations: Vaccine should be given to those at risk for hepatitis A infection including chronic liver disease, clotting factor disorders, men who have sex with men, injection or non-injection drug use, homelessness, work with hepatitis a virus, travel in countries with high or intermediate endemic hepatitis A or close   personal contact with an international adoptee. 

Barriers & Interventions 

  1. Identify one reason for vaccine non-compliance or vaccine hesitancy by patients/parents. 
  2. Discuss one intervention that Nurse Practitioners can take to improve vaccination compliance .  
  3. Identify when healthcare providers are required by law to report an adverse event.
  4. Discuss adverse events that healthcare providers are encouraged  to report.
  5. Identify how a healthcare provider would report an adverse event.  
ASSIGNMENT CONTENT 
Category Points % Description 
Vaccine # 1 Information 15 30% The student identifies: Name of one disease- preventable vaccination  from the list Trade name  Type of vaccination (attenuated or inactivated) Contraindications Precautions Adverse drug reactions Minimum age to receive vaccine Routine recommended vaccine schedule (timing and dose) Special situations (9  required elements)  
Vaccine # 2 Information 15 30% The student identifies: Name of one disease- preventable vaccination  from the list Trade name  Type of vaccination (attenuated or inactivated) Contraindications Precautions Adverse drug reactions Minimum age to receive vaccine Routine recommended vaccine schedule (timing and dose) Special situations
(9  required elements)  
BarriersInterventions & Reporting15 30% The student: Identifies 1 reason for vaccine non-compliance or vaccine hesitancy by patients/parents.  Discusses 1 intervention that Nurse Practitioners can take to improve vaccination compliance.  Identifies when healthcare providers are required  by law to report an adverse event.  Discusses adverse events that healthcare providers are encouraged  to report.  Identifies how a healthcare provider would report an adverse event.    (5 required elements) 
   Total CONTENT Points= 45 points  
ASSIGNMENT FORMAT 
Category Points % Description 
Organization, spelling, grammar & APA format  5 10% There are minimal APA errors     
   Total FORMAT Points= 5 points 
   ASSIGNMENT TOTAL=50 points 

Rubric

NR566_WK5_Immunization

CriteriaRatingsPts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeVaccine # 1 InformationThe student identifies:
1. Name of the disease-preventable vaccination
2. Trade name
3. Type of vaccination (attenuated or inactivated)
4. Contraindications
5. Precautions
6. Adverse drug reactions
7. Minimum age to receive vaccine
8. Routine recommended vaccine schedule (timing and dose)
9. Special situations
15 ptsExcellentAll 9 required elements are present.14 ptsV. Good7-8 required elements are present.12 ptsSatisfactory5-6 required elements are present.8 ptsNeeds Improvement2-4 required elements are present.0 ptsUnsatisfactory0-1 required elements are present.15 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeVaccine # 2 InformationThe student identifies:
1. Name of the disease-preventable vaccination
2. Trade name
3. Type of vaccination (attenuated or inactivated)
4. Contraindications
5. Precautions
6. Adverse drug reactions
7. Minimum age to receive vaccine
8. Routine recommended vaccine schedule (timing and dose)
9. Special situations
15 ptsExcellentAll 9 required elements are present.14 ptsV. Good7-8 required elements are present.12 ptsSatisfactory5-6 required elements are present.8 ptsNeeds Improvement2-4 required elements are present.0 ptsUnsatisfactory0-1 required elements are present.15 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeBarriers, Interventions & ReportingThe student:
1. Identifies 1 reason for vaccine non-compliance or vaccine hesitancy by patients/parents.
2. Discusses 1 intervention that Nurse Practitioners can take to improve vaccination compliance.
3. Identifies when healthcare providers are required by law to report an adverse event.
4. Discusses adverse events that healthcare providers are encouraged to report.
5. Identifies how a healthcare provider would report an adverse event.
15 ptsExcellentAll 5 required elements are present.14 ptsV. Good4 required elements are present.12 ptsSatisfactory3 required elements are present.8 ptsNeeds Improvement1-2 required elements are present.0 ptsUnsatisfactory0 required elements are present.15 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeOrganization, spelling, grammar, APA formatThere are minimal APA errors.5 ptsExcellent0 to 1 APA error is present.4 ptsV. Good2–3 APA errors are present.3 ptsSatisfactory4–5 APA errors are present.2 ptsNeeds Improvement6–7 APA errors are present.0 ptsUnsatisfactory8 or more APA errors are present.5 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLate penalty deductionsStudents are expected to submit assignments by the time they are due. Assignments submitted after the due date and time will receive a deduction of 10% of the total points possible for that assignment for each day the assignment is late. Assignments will be accepted, with penalty as described, up to a maximum of three days late, after which point a zero will be recorded for the assignment. Quizzes and discussions are not considered assignments and are not part of the late assignment policy.0 ptsManual Deductions0 ptsManual Deductions0 pts
Total Points: 50
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