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2 Day Injection Technique and Immunisation Training for HCAs - Including Vi...

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Wiltshire Room

Kings Centre

27 Edison Road

Eastbourne

BN23 6PT

United Kingdom

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To be eligible for this course, HCAs will need to have 1 year's experience working as an HCA in general practice, have a Nurse Mentor to support them and have completed NVQ/Qcf Level 3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent (ie Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England or Foundation Degree delivered by an Institute of Higher Educational or equivalent.

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.

Aims/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

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

For information please see the Accountability document which can be viewed by copying and pasting the path below into google search:-

https://www2.rcn.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/381720/003942.pdf

Please note that refreshments only will be provided but please bring your own lunch, or you can purchase food at the venue.


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