MRP Journal Club November 21

MRP Journal Club takes place Wednesday, November 21, 2018 with an evening presentation as well as a daytime telehealth option. This presentation will feature Karen Shalansky, Pharm.D., FCSHP discussing ‘Dialysis Vaccination Programs in BC: Hepatitis B and Pneumovax -23’.

Evening details:
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
17:00-19:00 at De Luca’s – 950 Portage Avenue Winnipeg, MB


Pneumococcal Vaccination

  • Describe the epidemiology and clinical presentation of pneumococcal diseaseReview the available vaccine types against pneumococcal disease
    • Prevnar-13
    • Pneumovax-23
  • Understand the utilization of pneumococcal -23 (Pneumovax-23) vaccine in dialysis patients
  • Indications, contraindications, efficacy, side effects
  • Discuss the Pneumovax-23 vaccination protocol at VGH
    • algorithm
    • pre-printed order
    • documentation
  • Cases

Hepatitis B Vaccination

  • Understand hepatitis B serology
    • Hep B surface antigen, Hep B surface antibody, Hep B core antibody
  • Review hepatitis B vaccine schedules and BC guideline for dialysis patients
    • Recombivax-HB, Engerix-B
    • BC Provincial Renal Agency (BCPRA) algorithm for hepatitis administration
  • Discuss Hepatitis B study at 2 major teaching hospital in Vancouver
    • Response rate to vaccination
    • Factor(s) associated with poor response
  • Cases

COST: $20.00 per person cash at the door. RSVP by November 2, 2018. Contact Julie Lorenz (204-787-3458) or or Angie Wieler (204-787-8572) to register.

For those unable to attend in person:

Daytime Option:

12:00 noon-13:00 open Telehealth session available
Telehealth code : 77902
Broadcasting from John Buhler Building Room JBRC777
Check with your renal educators if they have booked a space for your site to view the presentation.
View the poster here.

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