Immunisation Training for Healthcare Support Workers 20th & 21st June 2024

£299.00

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 demonstrate competence, current evidence base regarding vaccinations and immunisation procedures.  The course covers Flu, Pneumococcal and Shingles vaccine for adults; the intranasal vaccine to children and administration of B12 injection.

The workshop meets all the requirements for the “National Minimum Standards and Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training of Healthcare Support Workers” recommended by the UK Health Security Agency.

Description

Thursday 20th & Friday 21st June 2024

Duration: 2 days, 9:30am – 4:30pm

at Sunderland BIC

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 demonstrate competence, current evidence base regarding vaccinations and immunisation procedures.  The course covers Flu, Pneumococcal and Shingles vaccine for adults; the intranasal vaccine to children and administration of B12 injection.

The workshop meets all the requirements for the “National Minimum Standards and Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training of Healthcare Support Workers” recommended by the UK Health Security Agency.

Who is the workshop 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 participants will be expected to:

  • Attend the two-day workshop
  • Complete the RCN competency assessment tool
  • Administer 30 vaccines under supervision across at least three separate sessions

 

Course Aim:

  • To provide accurate and up to date information
  • 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
  • The role and limitations of the Healthcare Support Worker as an immuniser

 

Assessment:

  • Pre-course quiz
  • Post-course quiz
  • Competence Assessment Tool (to be completed during a period of supervised practice, to allow for acquisition of clinical skills and supervisor observation of application of knowledge to practice, as recommended by the Royal College of Nursing)

 

A Certificate of Attendance will be issued on completion of the two-day workshop.

A Certificate of Competence to Immunise Adults will be issued on completion of the Competence Assessment Tool, supervised vaccine administrations and supervisor sign-off.