TB & BCG Immunisation Including Mantoux

Course Information

Course introduction

This course Tuberculosis, latent and active, diagnosis, screening and testing, groups offered vaccine, symptoms and treatment; within the current regulatory and legal framework. We discuss Mantoux, BCG techniques, IGRA testing, Scar identification and current issues. The course is hands-on and practical and each participant receives a certificate after successfully completing the course.

Aims & objectives

  • Be able to provide accurate and up to date information about BCG and TB vaccines
  • Update staff on current issues
  • Provide a safe, effective and high standard of care

Course contents

The aims of TB immunisation: national policy and schedules

  • History of TB
  • How common is TB
  • Epidemiology and current statistics
  • Screening and testing
  • Latent TB infection
  • Active TB disease
  • Signs and symptoms of TB
  • Diagnosis
  • IGRA Testing
  • Treatment
  • Management
  • TB Vaccination
  • Practical workshop
  • Technique- intradermal
  • BCG Technique
  • Mantoux /Technique
  • Scar identification
  • The legal aspects of vaccination
  • Prescribing vaccines
  • Storage and handling of vaccines -cold chain
  • Correct administration of vaccines
  • Record-keeping and reporting
  • Competence Assessment

Ref: National Minimum Standards for Immunisation Training, PHE and RCN, Immunisation for Infectious Diseases

Who should attend this TB & BCG immunisation including Mantoux course?

  • Nurses-Primary Care, Secondary Care
  • Occupational Health Staff
  • Doctors- Occupational Health
  • Military Staff
  • Midwives
  • Neonatal Nurses
  • School Nurses

AB Health Group