B12 Injections Training

B12 Injections TrainingThe course covers B12 deficiency, pernicious anaemia, diagnosis, treatment and management. It also covers sign and symptoms of anaemia. We review inclusion and exclusion criteria and identification of appropriate patients. Delegates will get the opportunity to review practice with hands on practical demonstrations of how to give injections correctly. We will cover administration techniques, where to give the injections and record keeping / documentation.

We will discuss role and responsibilities and contraindications and precautions. The delegates will leave this course with an example of an individual protocol of Patient Specific Direction (PSD) and a competence based framework document to be used in practice. This course is interactive.

Duration 1 day
Cost For prices please follow the link on the right to our Eventbrite page
Includes All course materials and certificate of attendance
Accreditation The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) 6 CPD points awarded on completion.

Aims and Objectives

  • Understand the need for accountability and responsibility in relation to role development
  • Demonstrate an understanding of safe practice
  • Describe the signs and symptoms of pernicious anaemia
  • Describe pernicious anaemia and its impact on patients
  • Fully understand the principles, and practice B12 deficiency and B12 injections
  • Understand the importance of safety issues related to giving injections
  • Understand the law relating to role and function of the HCA and prescribing.
  • Describe why patients require B12 injections
  • Be able to correctly identify anatomical sites for injections
  • Demonstrate correct administration techniques
  • Demonstrate how to correctly dispose of waste
  • Demonstrate correct infection control procedures and use of PPE
  • Describe when patients require referral and understand the importance of referral using correct clinical pathways
  • Demonstrate an understanding of anaphylaxis and emergency procedures
  • Understand the need for correct prescribing procedures
  • Be able to document consultations following your organisations procedures

Course Contents

  • Role and responsibilities
  • Accountability guidelines and requirements
  • Pernicious anaemia and other macrocytic anaemia’s: an overview
  • B12 and autoimmune disorders
  • Risk factors
  • Causes of B12 deficiency
  • B12 injections and common side effects
  • Inclusion and exclusion criteria
  • Circumstances in which to obtain advice and or action
  • Could it be B12 Deficiency
  • Side effects and management including ADR’s
  • Anaphylaxis
  • At risk groups
  • Contraindications and Precautions
  • Correct Administration and techniques including practical session
  • Injection sites
  • Advice post injection
  • Communication with patients and families
  • Legal Issues including consent
  • Prescribing Issues – Patient Specific Directions
  • What to record
  • Storage
  • Disposal of injections/waste
  • Infection control
  • Patient safety
  • Needle stick injuries
  • Competence and supervised practice
  • PCT/Practice Documentation policy
  • Facts and Figures


  • HCAs
  • Nurses
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