Be able to competently and safely administer Influenza, HPV, MMR, Covid-19, Shingles, Pneumococcal and Travel Vaccines, as well as B12 injections, with comprehensive and up-to-date understanding and skill.
- Learn how to practice safe and effective injection
- Be able to provide accurate and up to date information about the relevant diseases and vaccines to patients/parents/carers
- Know how to support individuals to make informed decisions about vaccination
- Understand the protocols for PGDs
- Promote public confidence in vaccination and improve the uptake
- Demonstrate competence in vaccine storage
- Outline the anatomical features of the Circulatory, Muscular and Nervous systems
- Identify correct injection technique and demonstrate how to inject through the use of simulation manikins
- Discuss patient consent and recording
- Refresh knowledge on anaphylaxis
- Understand and follow national recommendations
Following this training, delegates must be supervised administering injections in their workplace, until deemed competent by their supervisor. This supervised practice must be recorded in a provided logbook, and signed off by the supervisor upon successful completion. Supervisors do not require a formal teaching qualification but must be competent in immunisation. It is the delegates responsibility to source their own clinical supervisor, we recommend that delegates do so prior to course commencement.
Whilst there is no requirement as to how many times this supervised practice should occur, both the supervisor and new practitioner need to feel confident that the practitioner has the necessary skills and knowledge to administer vaccines. If the practitioner gives a range of different vaccines to patients of different ages, their supervisor should ensure this is taken into account and they should be given the opportunity to observe and also be assessed on this range.
Please note, immunisers should attend annual updates in order to ensure the ongoing delivery of a high quality, safe and effective national immunisation programme.
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At the end of the course delegates should be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the related anatomical features of the circulatory, muscular and nervous systems
- Identify the current guidance and best practice in administering injections
- Outline the correct storage of injections (including cold chain), holding, consent and recording
- Outline a brief overview of the emergency management of anaphylaxis
- Demonstrate the administration of injections using a simulated device