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Injection Technique and Immunisation Training for HCAs

Duration: 2 Day(s)
CPD Hours: 16
Start Time: 09:15
End Time: 16:30

OVERVIEW

 

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

CONTENT

 

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

AIMS AND OUTCOMES

 

  • Commence development of practice that fully adheres to the aims, principles and practice of the influenza, shingles and pneumococcal vaccination programmes
  • Commence development of practice that fully adheres to quality and safety related to vaccination and injections
  • Commence development of practice that fully adheres to the law relating to vaccination and injections

ATTENDED BY

  • Healthcare Assistants

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