A two-day Immunisation Training Course for Healthcare Support Workers/Healthcare Assistants (HCSWs/HCAs).
This foundation course adheres to the National Minimum Standards for Immunisation Training (2015) and includes flu, pneumococcal, shingles vaccination and intranasal (spray) influenza for children (2-17 years).
The course also includes administering B12 injections.
Participants will be given advice in gaining clinical competence within their own workplace.
"Best course with M&K - excellent!"
"2 days of excellent training - wanted to learn more!"
"A very warm and welcoming environment to learn and practice our skills. Well organised and brilliant tutor!"
Past course delegates, September 2016
Infectious diseases and the immune system
Seasonal influenza, pneumococcal disease and shingles
Pandemic influenza, swine flu and avian flu
Viruses and bacteria
How antivirals, antibiotics and vaccines work
How vaccines provide individual and herd immunity
Pernicious anaemia and how vitamin B12 injections work
At risk groups and their eligibility for vaccines
Communication: what advice to give to patients and families
Administration of vaccines and injections
Side effects, contraindications and precautions
The anatomy of injection site
Correct administration techniques for intramuscular, subcutaneous and intranasal vaccination
Practical injection sessions
Storage and handling of vaccine and correct waste disposal
Allergy, anaphylaxis and adverse events
Anaphylaxis management and the requirement for BLS training
Legal, professional and indemnity requirements regarding administration of prescription only medications by HCSWs
Legal requirements regarding consent, documentation and confidentiality
Competence: assessment, supervised practice and delegation