Annual Flu Update 18th July 2024

£75.00

Description

Thursday 18th July 2024

at BIC Sunderland 9am – 12pm

Duration: 3 hours

Cost: £75.00 includes all course materials and certificate of attendance

 

Course overview

An interactive and informative workshop to update Healthcare professionals on the 2024/2025 Influenza vaccine policy.

Influenza vaccines are important, especially to protect young children, older people, pregnant women, those with long term conditions, and people who have vulnerable immune systems.

It is essential that practitioners are confident, proficient and have sound current knowledge of the vaccines and the programme they are delivering.  This update is comprehensive, includes core areas of immunisation knowledge and competency: and meets the National Minimum Standards and Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training.

 

Who is the workshop for?

  • Practice Nurses
  • District Nurses
  • School Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Healthcare Support workers
  • Anyone involved in planning and promoting the influenza, vaccine

 

Course Aims and Objectives

The aim of this workshop is to ensure that Healthcare Workers, engaged in any aspect of the Influenza vaccination programme, are trained and equipped to:

  • Provide accurate and up to date information about the vaccine and the disease it prevents
  • Ensure that their practice is safe and effective
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the appropriate management of adverse reactions.

 

Course Content

  • Overview of current policy for influenza;
  • Legal aspects of vaccinations including Consent PSDs and PGDs
  • Vaccine administration
  • Anaphylaxis recognition and management
  • Strategies for increasing uptake of vaccines in practice
  • Q&A session on commonly encountered problems in practice