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Fundamentals of Immunisation for Health Care Assistants

Course Date: 17 September 2020, 09:00 - 16:30 & 18 September 2020, 09:00 - 13:30

Course Leader: Sheila McSharry

Duration of Course: 12 hours

Location: Queens Road Baptist Church

Price: £175.00 per Delegate

Who should attend.

Any health care assistant who wishes to undertake training to administer flu, pneumococcal and shingles vaccinations

Course Objectives.

Any HCSW who immunises or has a role in immunisation should receive specific training and annual updates.
Those new to immunisation should receive comprehensive immunisation training, preferably through a formal foundation course. It should follow a framework that encourages supervised practice and support and also enables robust assessment of competence.
This course fulfils the above requirement
For more information look at the national standards document:

Course Programme

The aims of the current influenza, shingles and/or pneumococcal vaccine policy
The immune response to influenza, shingles and/or pneumococcal vaccines and how they work
Vaccine preventable diseases – influenza, shingles and/or pneumococcal disease
The different types of vaccines, their composition and the indications and contraindications for influenza, shingles and/or pneumococcal vaccines
Current issues relating to influenza, shingles and/or pneumococcal vaccines
Communication with patients and parents about influenza, shingles and/or pneumococcal vaccines
Legal issues including consent and use of Patient Specific Directions (PSDs) and Patient Group Directions (PGDs)
Storage and handling of vaccines
Correct administration of vaccines
Anaphylaxis, basic life support and adverse reactions
Documentation, record keeping and reporting
Strategies for the effective organisation of vaccination sessions
The role of the HCSW as an immuniser (to include: role limitations, the role of others in immunisation)
Support for the HCSW eg supervision, mentorship and reflection

Trainer Profile

Trainer: Sheila McSharry

Lunch will be provided. If you have any special dietary requirements please contact us as soon as possible.

-To confirm attendance all delegates must sign the provided delegates list on the day of the course -

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