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Injection Techniques and Immunisation Training for HCAS


***COURSE ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED. IF YOU ARE FROM CITY AND HACKNEY OR WALTHAM FOREST PLEASE EMAIL THCCG.CEPN@NHS.NET AS THERE ARE A FEW PLACES RESERVED FOR YOUR BOROUGHS***

City & Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest CEPNs are pleased to offer two-day Immunisation Training Course for Healthcare Support Workers/Healthcare Assistants (HCSWs/HCAs). You have 2 dates to choose from. Course adheres to the National Minimum Standards for Immunisation Training. Includes flu, shingles vaccination and B12 injections. Participants will be given advice in gaining clinical competence within their own workplace. Training will be delivered by M&K Update

Wednesday 3rd & Thursday 4th August 2016, 0930 - 1630

Wednesday 17th & Thursday 18th August 2016, 0930 - 1630

Tuesday 23rd & Wednesday 24th August 2016, 0930 - 1630

Venue: Education Centre, Mile End Hospital, Bancroft Road, London E1 4DG

Course duration: 2 Days

Aims/outcomes:

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

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

  3. 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
Later Event: August 26
Flu Update (HCAS)