COVID-19 Injection Process Infographic

In Saskatchewan, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacist students and interns have been given approval to administer the COVID-19 vaccine once they have attained the appropriate training. This infographic outlines the steps that must be completed for the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine, as well as who can perform each of these steps.

Injection Training for: Advanced Method Certification (AMC), Advanced Method Student Certification (AMSC) & Advanced Method Technician Certification (AMTC)

The training consists of three components:

Online Training: 

  • Part 1: Canadian Pediatric Society’s Education Program for Immunization Course (EPIC) online course. This program provides participants with an in-depth review of the Immunization Competencies for Health Professionals. (Note: Only specific modules are required for AMTC)

  • Part 2: SK-Specific Module 16: Administration of Medication by Injection. This is an additional online module which is specific to administering drugs by advanced method in Saskatchewan.

Live Injection Training Workshop: 

  • Part 3: Injection Training Workshop: Theoretical and Practical Administration of Injections.
    Due to COVID protocols, this will be comprised of:
    • a virtual presentation (2 hour recorded webinar) that must be viewed prior to attending the in-person session.
    • a 2.5 hour hands-on workshop. In this interactive hands-on workshop, the participant will learn the theory, and put into practice the skills of administering subcutaneous, and intramuscular injections. 

Note: You will receive complete details for ALL parts of the training upon registration with CPDPP.

 Prerequisites:    

  1. You must be a licensed pharmacist, licensed pharmacy technician, pharmacist extended intern, or pharmacy student in years 2, 3, or 4 of the PharmD program at the U of S. Note: Year 2 students are not eligible to participate in the "hands-on" workshop until after May 7th, 2021
  2. Completion of Parts 1 and 2, and the virtual presentation portion of the workshop prior to attending the hands-on workshop.
  3. Pharmacists only: Possession of current Standard First Aid and CPR Level C with AED certificates. 
  4. Hepatitis B vaccination is not mandatory, but is strongly recommended.

If you have taken training in another province, or through your employer, and would like to have a prior learning assessment done on the training you have taken, please contact CPDPP (306-966-6350) for more information.  If you have taken the training elsewhere, you will be required to complete the "Saskatchewan Specific" module from CPDPP at a cost of $200.00 + GST, in order to comply with the legislation.    

Workshop Date: Multiple dates in Regina and Saskatoon (see chart below)

** Ensure you are registering for the correct location, date and time; You are expected to attend the session you registered for **

Date Location Eligibility
Monday, April 19 Saskatoon
  • Licensed Pharmacist
  • Extended Intern
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • PharmD 2021
  • PharmD 2022
Saturday, April 24 Saskatoon
  • Licensed Pharmacist
  • Extended Intern
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • PharmD 2021
  • PharmD 2022
Sunday, April 25 Saskatoon
  • Licensed Pharmacist
  • Extended Intern
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • PharmD 2021
  • PharmD 2022
Saturday, May 8 Regina
  • Licensed Pharmacist
  • Extended Intern
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • PharmD 2021
  • PharmD 2022
  • PharmD 2023
Saturday, May 15 Saskatoon 
  • PharmD 2021
  • PharmD 2022
  • PharmD 2023
Note: This is a STUDENT
          ONLY session

 

Injection Refresher Workshop

This is a 1.5 hour, in-person workshop designed to provide injection certified pharmacists with the opportunity to refresh their injection skills. This course is accredited for 1.5 CEUs.

Workshop Prerequisites:

  1. Only pharmacists that have previously completed the Advanced Method Certification (AMC) course may take this training. 
  2. Possession of current Standard First Aid and CPR Level C with AED certificates.
  3. Hepatitis B immunization is not mandatory, but is strongly recommended.

Workshop Date: Multiple dates in Regina and Saskatoon (see chart below)

** Ensure you are registering for the correct location, date and time; You are expected to attend the session you registered for **

Date Location Eligibility
Friday, April 23 Saskatoon
  • Pharmacist with AMC (or lapsed AMC)
Friday, May 7 Regina
  • Pharmacist with AMC (or lapsed AMC)

Injection Refresher Videos and Information

First Aid and CPR

Pharmacists are required to have valid CPR Level C or CPR Level HCP (Health Care Provider) with AED and Standard First Aid certification prior to attending the live workshop.

Pharmacists are also required to maintain valid certification to continue to inject and maintain Advanced Method Certification. 

Hepatitis B Vaccination

Hepatitis B Recommendation

We strongly recommend current vaccination against Hepatitis B.  WHO standards state that Hepatitis B immunizations are considered valid for 20 years. If it has been longer than that, a booster is recommended, especially for health care professionals or anyone who could be exposed to blood or bodily fluids.

SK Module - 16

Module 16: Essential Competencies for Injection of Other Substances -- Saskatchewan Specific Module
This module is accredited for 4.0 CEUs.

*If you completed the Advanced Methods Certification(AMC) training through CPDPP, you have already completed this module. 

This module is specific to giving drugs by advanced methods in Saskatchewan. If you completed immunization and injection training from another approved provider, or in another province, you must complete this module to receive authorization to administer injections in Saskatchewan.

Please provide CPDPP with copies of the following documents:

  1. Certificates for your Immunization and Injection Training program.
  2. A signed, self-declaration stating the most recent date you administered an injection to a patient.
  3. A certificate or document showing you have current training for Standard First Aid and CPR C with AED.
  4. If you are vaccinated for Hepatitis B, please provide a signed, self-declaration along with the year you received the vaccination. Hepatitis B vaccination is not mandatory, but it is strongly recommended.
Registration Fee: $200.00 + GST