This webinar will provide an in-depth review of school nurses' HPV vaccine knowledge and attitudes, along with their perception of their role as opinion leaders for the HPV vaccine and their professional practice in providing HPV vaccine education and recommendations to parents. In addition, we will identify barriers preventing school nurses from providing HPV vaccine education and recommendations, including time constraints, job requirements, and school policies. Next, we will examine how to address these barriers through implementing a model for interprofessional collaboration offering examples from local (Ohio) school nurses. Last, we will review resources and toolkits, school nurses and partners can use to educate and recommend the HPV vaccine to parents.
Brittany L. Rosen, PhD, CHES, is an assistant professor in Health Promotion and Education at the University of Cincinnati
Kim Toole is an assistant professor, Family Nurse Practitioner Program Coordinator at Xavier University School of Nursing
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of health professionals who provide and/or promote immunizations including registered nurses, as well as health professions students.
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Funding for this webinar was made possible by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cooperative agreement number, NH23IP000960, to the National AHEC Organization. The views expressed in the written materials and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
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