Injection Technique & Immunisation Training for HCA’s including Vitamin B12

M&K Update Ltd
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

A two-day Immunisation Training Course for Healthcare Support Workers/Healthcare Assistants (HCSWs/HCAs).

This foundation course adheres to the National Minimum Standards for Immunisation Training (2015) and includes flu, pneumococcal, shingles vaccination and intranasal (spray) influenza for children (2-17 years).

The course also includes administering B12 injections.

Participants will be given advice in gaining clinical competence within their own workplace.

"Best course with M&K - excellent!"

"2 days of excellent training - wanted to learn more!"

"A very warm and welcoming environment to learn and practice our skills. Well organised and brilliant tutor!"

Past course delegates, 2016

  • Infectious diseases and the immune system
  • Seasonal influenza, pneumococcal disease and shingles
  • Pandemic influenza, swine flu and avian flu
  • Viruses and bacteria
  • How antivirals, antibiotics and vaccines work
  • How vaccines provide individual and herd immunity
  • Pernicious anaemia and how vitamin B12 injections work
  • At risk groups and their eligibility for vaccines
  • Communication: what advice to give to patients and families
  • Administration of vaccines and injections
  • Side effects, contraindications and precautions
  • The anatomy of injection site
  • Correct administration techniques for intramuscular, subcutaneous and intranasal vaccination
  • Practical injection sessions
  • Storage and handling of vaccine and correct waste disposal
  • Allergy, anaphylaxis and adverse events
  • Anaphylaxis management and the requirement for BLS training
  • Legal, professional and indemnity requirements regarding administration of prescription only medications by HCSWs
  • Legal requirements regarding consent, documentation and confidentiality
  • Competence: assessment, supervised practice and delegation
  • Commence development of practice that fully adheres to the aims, principles and practice of the influenza, shingles and pneumococcal vaccination programmes
  • Commence development of practice that fully adheres to the law relating to vaccination and injections
  • Commence development of practice that fully adheres to quality and safety related to vaccination and injections

Dates available on arrangement

M&K Update Ltd can also create this course for you on arrangement at your workplace.

Inhouse training (at your location) for groups, our fees are per course and we stipulate a course maximum capacity (there is no minimum number)
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