for Healthcare Support Workers
at The BIC 10th & 11th February 2022
9.30am – 4.30pm
This two-day workshop is specifically designed for Healthcare Support Workers who wish to become competent vaccinators and have had no previous immunisation training. It will equip participants with the knowledge and skills required to administer the Influenza, Pneumococcal and Shingles vaccine safely to adults; administration of B12 is also included in this workshop.
The workshop meets all the requirements for the National Minimum Standards and Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training of Healthcare Support Workers recommended by Public Health England.
Who is the Course for?
Healthcare Support Workers
Primary Care Support Workers
Before registering for this workshop participants must ensure they “have a supervisor in practice who is a Registered Health Professional (nurse or doctor) who will have professional responsibility for ensuring the Healthcare Support Worker has met the necessary standards of competence”.
Course Aim and Objective:
To ensure patient safety and a high standard of care
An overview of influenza, shingles and pneumococcal disease and vaccine policy
The immune response /types of vaccines and how they work
Basic functional anatomy and physiology
Legal aspects of vaccination including consent: PSD: PGD
Storage and handling of vaccines
Correct administration of vaccines
Management of B12 deficiency
Management of anaphylaxis and other adverse events
Planning your Flu campaign
The role and limitations of the Healthcare Support Worker as an immuniser