Immunisation Training

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

Assistant Practitioners

Primary Care Support Workers

Healthcare Assistants

Course pre-requisite:

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

Course Content:

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