PDUK AR59 - 3 Day Immunisation Training for HCAs: influenza, Pneumococcal & B12 Hydroxocobalamin
In line with the HPA guidelines, this three day course covers the theory and practice of giving intramuscular injections of the influenza, pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccines and hydroxocabalamin (Vitamin B12) to adult patients.
Who Should Attend?
Health Care Assistants
Health Care Support Workers
- To be aware of the aims of immunisation and national policy.
- Have a basic knowledge of how the immune system works in relation to vaccination, vaccine production and safe storage.
- Understand how to improve immunisation uptake and organise an influenza clinic.
- Communicate effectively with patients prior to administering the injection.
- Recognise the legal issues of immunisation and when to seek advice from a registered clinician.
- Demonstrate safe vaccine administration.
- Understand the principles of good record keeping and correct documentation.
- Recognise adverse reactions and take appropriate action.
- Be able to recognise and treat anaphylaxis as per the resuscitation council guidance.
- Influenza immunisation history and background
- Aims of immunisation; the national policy and schedules
- The Chief Medical Officer's influenza letter
- The immune system and how vaccines work
- Indications, composition and contraindications for adult influenza, pneumococcal and vitamin B12 injections
- Adverse reactions including anaphylaxis; recognition and treatment
- Safe storage and handling of vaccines and medicines
- Legal aspects of administering a prescription-only injectable medication
- Using a patient specific direction and assessment checklists and protocols
- Consent and accountability, delegation and indemnity responsibilities
- Best practice guide to setting up and running an influenza clinic for HCAs
- Communicating effectively with patients about vaccinations
- Documentation and record keeping
- Competency assessment in the workplace and mentorship responsibilities
- Theory of administering injections including health and safety, infection control and the five rights ( right equipment, right drug, right time, right person, and right manner)
- Practical workshop with hands on practice
It is recommended that applicants have clinical support from a nurse mentor
-PDUK provides a certificate of attendance for the theoretical components of this training. A mentor’s information pack and immunisation competency assessment framework is included.
|Course Duration||Course CPD||In-House Course|
|3.0 Day(s)||21.0 Hour(s)||£POA|