Immunisation Training for Registered Healthcare Professionals
Thursday 20th & Friday 21st October 2022
at the Business & Innovation Centre (BIC) Sunderland
This workshop provides essential training for Registered Healthcare Professionals involved in vaccination and immunisation. It is designed to promote patient safety and ensure that Health Professionals are equipped to confidently and competently administer the UK routine immunisation schedule to children and adults. Our approach to training include problem solving, discussing real life scenarios: it is very interactive and fun.
All the requirements outlined in the National Minimum Standards and Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training recommended by UK Health Security Agency (formally Public Health England) and the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) is met by this workshop.
Duration: 2 days 9:30am – 4:30pm
Cost £299 includes course materials and certificates
Who is the Course for?
Registered Healthcare Professionals involved in immunisation in any context whether advising or administering, including:
- District Nurses
- Health Visitors
- Nursing Associates
- Practice Nurses
- Paediatric and A&E Nurses
- School Nurses
Course pre-requisite: All participants must be a registered Healthcare Professional and be up to date with basic life support.
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 health professional has met the necessary standards of competency”.
Course participants will also be expected to:
- Attend the two-day workshop
- Complete the Competency Framework – assessment tool
- Administer thirty (30) vaccines under supervision on at least three(3) separate occasions
The aims and objectives of the workshop are to ensure:
- Patient safety
- Those who immunise are competent to do so
- Health Professionals provide a high standard of care
Course content includes:
- Aims of an immunisation programme: national policy and schedules
- Vaccine preventable diseases
- The immune system/ how vaccines work and types of vaccines
- Communicating with patients
- Legal aspects of vaccination including Consent: PGD: PSD
- Storage and handling of vaccines
- Correct administration of vaccines
- Recognition and management of anaphylaxis and other adverse events
- Strategies for improving immunisation uptake rates
- Pre-course quiz
- Post-course quiz
- Competence Assessment Tool (completed during a period of supervised practice to allow for acquisition and supervisor observation of clinical skills and application of knowledge to practice as recommended by the RCN)
A certificate of attendance will be issued on completion of the two-day workshop.
A certificate of competence to immunise will be issued on completion of the competency assessment tool, supervised vaccine administrations and supervisor sign-off.