This immunisation course (Pneumococcal, Influenza And Shingles Immunisations Training) is ideal for Health Care Assistants who are developing their roles and assisting with seasonal influenza clinics. It has a comprehensive framework that covers the clinical skills needed to administer injections, along with the theoretical and legal background.
Constantly updated with new information about the latest outbreaks, this immunisation course covers influenza, pneumococcal, shingles and more. It’s based around the National Minimum Standards for Immunisation Training and the RCN, MDU position on health care assistants involved in immunisation. All participants leave the course with an individual Patient Specific Direction (PSD) protocol and a competency based framework. This can then be put to good use, under the supervision of a mentor. Stay confident and competent with this up-to-the-minute training about immunisation.
|Includes||All course materials and certificate of attendance|
|Accreditation||The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) 12 CPD points awarded on completion.|
Aims and Objectives
- A full understanding of the principles of vaccination
- A comprehensive knowledge of the legal framework for Pneumococcal and Influenza vaccination programmes
- A full understanding of safe practice when administering injections
- The HCA’s role with immunisation
- Competency and supervision
- Understanding competence
- Guidelines and protocols
- PSDs in primary care
- A brief introduction to the immune system
- Virus or bacteria?
- The signs and symptoms of influenza
- Pneumococcal Disease-facts and figures
- Influenza-facts and figures
- How vaccines work
- What’s in the vaccine?
- Infection control
- Antivirals and antibiotics – how they work
- Who’s legible for vaccination by HCAs- Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria
- Chronic disease at risk patients
- Administering vaccines
- Injection technique and sites – a practical workshop
- The storage and handling of a vaccine
- Reporting and documentation
- Allergy and contraindication
- Basic life support and initial anaphylaxis management
- The legal framework of vaccination
who should attend?
- Healthcare Care Assistants
- Support Workers
- Nurses who need an update should also attend this course.