Flu Immunisation Update

flu immunisation update

Course details

Date: 7 September 2023
Time: 1200 – 1500 hrs (GMT)
Session Type: ZOOM session
CPD Accreditation: 4 CPD hrs Webinar 2.5hrs and self directed study 1.5hrs

Course Overview:

The Flu Update Guidelines Course for 2023/24 is designed to equip healthcare professionals, including general practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists, with the latest information on the influenza immunisation programme. This comprehensive update will cover the new guidelines, policy changes, best practices, and evidence-based recommendations for the upcoming flu season in the UK.

Aims

To provide attendees with the latest information on the influenza virus, vaccines, administration techniques, and patient management. To enhance the skills of healthcare providers in vaccine administration, patient counselling, and compliance with the updated national guidelines. To encourage compliance with the 2023/24 national influenza vaccination guidelines and foster an understanding of the importance of immunisation in community health.

Objectives

By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Understand the 2023/24 national flu immunisation guidelines, including vaccine selection, eligibility criteria, and scheduling.
  2. Demonstrate proper vaccine administration techniques, including intramuscular and intranasal methods.
  3. Recognise the priority and at-risk populations for vaccination, including age groups, clinical risk categories, and other special considerations.
  4. Understand potential adverse reactions, contraindications, and how to manage them in line with the new guidelines.
  5. Develop effective communication strategies to engage with patients, address vaccine hesitancy, and promote the uptake of the flu vaccine.
  6. Apply the knowledge gained to practical scenarios within the clinical setting, including planning for immunisation sessions, record-keeping, and following proper storage protocols.
  7. Identify the distinct characteristics of influenza and differentiate it from other respiratory illnesses such as COVID-19.

Pre Requisites

  1. Completion of crossword and read through Greenback guidelines on Influenza Immunisations.
  2. Read UKHSA guidelines for 2023/24

Course Outline

  • Introduction to the 2023/24 Influenza Season: Overview of the influenza virus, strains, and expected challenges.
  • Updated Vaccination Guidelines: Detailed review of the national guidelines, including vaccine types, administration routes, contraindications, and patient eligibility.
  • Vaccine Administration Workshop: Hands-on practice of intramuscular and intranasal administration techniques.
  • Patient Communication and Counselling: Strategies for addressing patient concerns, promoting vaccine uptake, and overcoming hesitancy.
  • Case Studies and Scenario-based Learning: Engaging in real-life scenarios to apply the knowledge gained in a practical context.
  • Q&A Session: Opportunity to ask questions and clarify any uncertainties related to the new guidelines.

This course offers a valuable opportunity for healthcare professionals to stay up-to-date with the latest influenza immunisation guidelines and ensures that they are well-equipped to implement them in their practice during the 2023/24 flu season.

Other upcoming Flu Immunisation Updates

Lecturer

Kirsty Armstrong ANP

This is a live zoom session. You will be sent a link the day before the session.

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