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Injection Technique and Immunisation Training for HCA’s


  • Education Centre Mile End Hospital E1 4DG United Kingdom (map)

Course duration: Two Days

Aims/outcomes:

Fully understand the principles and   practice of the influenza and pheumococcal vaccination programme

Understand the safety issues related to   vaccination of the general adult population

Course duration

Two Days

Aims/outcomes

Fully understand the principles and   practice of the influenza and pheumococcal vaccination programme

Understand the safety issues related to   vaccination of the general adult population

The law   relating to vaccination

Content

  • The anatomy of injection site
  • Correct administration and techniques   including practical session
  • What advice to give to your patient
  • Communication with patients and families
  • Contraindications and precautions
  • Pernicious anaemia and other macrocytic   anaemia’s: an overview Vitamin B12 injections and common side effects
  • The immune system
  • What is a virus and what are bacteria
  • The signs and symptoms of influenza
  • How vaccines work
  • Preventing spread, infection control   issues
  • Antivirals and antibiotics – how they   work
  • At risk groups, overview of chronic   conditions including COPD and diabetes
  • Avian, swine and pandemic influenza
  • Administration of vaccines
  • Infection control
  • Storage and handling of vaccine and   correct waste disposal
  • Allergy and contraindication
  • Anaphylaxis management
  • Legal Issues including consent
  • Competence and supervised practice