Contact hours available until 2/29/2016.
Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
Faculty, Planners and Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
The author, editor, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
This educational activity has been co-provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. and AAACN.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
AAACN is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 5366.
The purpose of this continuing nursing education article is to increase nurses' and other health care professionals' understanding of the vaccine cold chain process. After studying the information presented in this article, you will be able to:
- Discuss the importance of maintaining strong links in the cold chain to preserve vaccine viability.
- Identify the three main components of a cold chain.
- Describe how the LEAN processes can be used in a multidisciplinary approach to review and strengthen existing systems.
- Review the importance of standard work processes to create vaccine storage consistency at every site.