BCG Scar Identification Training For Occ Health Nurses

Course Information

BCG Scar Training Course Contents

This course is a half day course. The participants will understand the importance of identifying BCG Scars and its application in the wider Public Health agenda.


Aims and Objectives

  • introduce the importance of correct identification measures when identifying BCG Scars.
  • to take a detailed history of BCG vaccination.
  • to identify BCG scars
  • to understand the reasons for correct identification
  • to be able to take a detailed history of BCG vaccination and scar history.
  • to be able to correctly identify BCG scars
  • to be able to differentiate BCG scars from Small Pox scars.
  • to understand the context and reasons for checking within your organisation


course introduction

  • Roles and Responsibilities-Role of Occupational Health Nurses
  • Identifying Scars-Why?
  • Smallpox and BCG
  • History of BCG-Policies and Procedures
  • Demographics
  • Other countries BCG Programmes
  • Mantoux and BCG
  • Efficacy
  • Scar History
  • How to take a history
  • How to identify
  • Case Studies and practical


who should attend?

  • Nurses and Occupational Health Staff
  • Doctors
  • Pharmacists

AB Health Group