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Immunisation Update for HCAs

Duration: 1 Day(s)
CPD Hours: 8
Start Time: 09:15
End Time: 16:30

OVERVIEW

This update meets the recommendations of Public Health England and Public Health Wales National Minimum Standards and Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training of Healthcare Support Workers (2015).

Participants should have previously attended our 2 day Injection Technique and Immunisation Training for HCA's course.

As recommended by the PHE/PHW, the update is designed for HCSWs (including healthcare assistants, assistant practitioners, clinical assistants and other similar titles) who have been delegated a role in immunisation by an appropriate registered healthcare professional.

 

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CONTENT

Current issues in vaccinations that are pertinent for HCSWs

Recent epidemiology of relevant vaccine preventable diseases

Any changes to the recommendations or national policy for relevant immunisations

Any changes to legislation relevant to vaccination

Review of current practice and identification of areas for improvement

Review of injection practice including intramuscular, subcutaneous and intranasal routes of administration

Review of support strategies

Q&A session for commonly encountered problems in practice

Review the requirement for providing accurate and up-to-date information about the relevant diseases and vaccines to patients

Consideration of the requirement to consult a registered healthcare professional when further information or action is required for the patients needs

Review the requirements for safe and effective practice

Consider how high standards of care are delivered and maintained

Consider the requirement for reassessment of competency in administration of vaccines

Review recognition and management of anaphylaxis, appropriate management of adverse reactions and the requirement to undertake mandatory training in basic life support

Consider the HCSW role and limitations in immunisation and injections

Vaccines that are commonly administered by HCSWs:

  • Inactivated injectable pneumococcal vaccine for adults
  • Inactivated injectable influenza vaccine for adults
  • Live intranasal influenza vaccine for children aged 2-17 years
  • Inactivated injectable shingles vaccine for adult aged 50 and over according to current policy

AIMS AND OUTCOMES

Review the requirement for providing accurate and up-to-date information about the relevant diseases and vaccines to patients

Consider the requirement to consult a registered healthcare professional when further information is required for the patients needs

Review the requirements for safe and effective practice

Consider how high standards of care are delivered and maintained

Consider the requirement for reassessment of competency in administration of influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations to adults

Review recognition and management of anaphylaxis, appropriate management of adverse reactionsand the requirement to undertake mandatory training in basic life support

Consider the HCSW role in immunisation and injections, and its limitations

ATTENDED BY

  • Healthcare Assistants

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