Being Provaccine in a World of Vaccine Hesitancy
Recorded On: 12/15/2021
For more than a century, vaccines have been a main factor in improving overall health and contributing to longer lifespans. However, over past few decades, people have become more reluctant to take vaccines, and this hesitancy has increased in regard to COVID-19 vaccines. How do we remain positive in a world of vaccine hesitancy? Through discussion and role-play, this session will review some factors that have led people to be vaccine hesitant and recommend how infusion nurses might discuss the COVID-19 vaccines with coworkers and patients.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this presentation, learners will be able to:
1. Verbalize factors that have contributed to hesitancy.
2. Identify steps in addressing vaccination status.
3. Promote positive vaccine messages.
4. Identify vaccine resources that the patient will accept as credible.
5. Ensure all staff are on board with promoting positive vaccine messages.
Sheryl Buckner PhD, RN, ANEF
University of Oklahoma (OU) College of Nursing
Dr. Sheryl Buckner, a fellow in the Academy of Nursing Education for her work in Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps and the Nursing Initiative Promoting Immunization Training, teaches at the University of Oklahoma (OU) College of Nursing, specializing in education, technology, and interprofessional collaboration. Since 2015, she has served as a National Advisory member, working with APTR, CDC, and AACN in developing Immunization Resources for Undergraduate Nursing. She has been a member of OU Interprofessional Educators and Practitioners Association (IEPA) since 2017, and in 2021, Dr. Buckner was part of a team awarded OU IEPA Team of the Year for their interprofessional work.
CRNI® RUs: This session has been approved for 2 CRNI® recertification unit and meets the non INS Meeting criteria.
Contact Hours: This session has been approved for 1 contact hour
Expiration date for receipt of contact hours: December 15, 2024
To receive contact hours for this educational activity, you are required to attend the entire educational activity and complete the evaluation.
The Infusion Nurses Society is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider #CEP14209. The certificate must be retained by the attendee for a period of 4 years.