Immunisation Update for Healthcare Support Workers

Duration: 3.5 Hrs

Cost: £85

Description:

This is an interactive and informative workshop to update Healthcare Support Workers on current Influenza, Pneumococcal and Shingles vaccine policy.

Who is the workshop for?

  • Healthcare Support Workers who have completed the two day foundation immunisation training course or have experience in the administration of influenza and/or pneumococcal and/or shingles vaccine.

Course pre-requisite:

  • All participants must be up to date with basic life support.

Course Aim and Objectives:

The aim of this workshop is to ensure that Healthcare Support Workers engaged in any aspect of the immunisation programme, are updated and able to-

  • Provide accurate and up to date information on flu, pneumococcal and shingles vaccines and the diseases they prevent
  • Ensure their practice is safe and effective
  • Demonstrate an understanding of their role and its limitations

Course Content:

  • Overview of current policy for Influenza, Pneumococcal and Shingles Immunisation Programme
  • Vaccine storage and administration
  • Legal aspects of vaccinations including consent: PSD: record keeping
  • Anaphylaxis recognition and management
  • Strategies for increasing uptake of vaccines in practice
  • Q&A session on commonly encountered problems in practice

A certificate of attendance will be issued to candidates attending the workshop

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