Vaccinations and Immunisations Update

***It is a requirement of this course that you keep your camera on during the webinar and engage with the lecturer during the session. In the event that this is not done, the admin team reserve the right to remove non participating delegates from the course and no certificate will be issued. Session access closes 15minutes after start time. 

Date: 14 December 2022 Time: 12h00 -15h00 CPD Hours: 3 Session type: Live webinar using zoom

Course Summary

This vaccinations and immunisation update course is for healthcare professionals who have completed the introduction to injections and vaccines programme. The course complies with the recommendations of the current UKHSA Standards for Immunisation Training and the Green Book information.

Who Should Attend?

 The vaccinations and immunisations update is suitable for  registered healthcare professionals, healthcare assistants, assistant practitioners and clinical assistants who have been delegated a role in immunisation and mentored by an appropriately trained registered healthcare professional. 

Pre-Requisites

  • Must have experience administering injections as this is not covered in this course.

Aims

This course aims to update your knowledge and confidence in providing information and safe, effective childhood immunisations.

Objectives

  • Update knowledge and confidence in providing current information on administering injections and immunisation to parents/patients.
  • Have an awareness of the current guidelines and Department of Health’s recommendations on immunisations
  • Update knowledge of  current issues and changes to the immunisation schedule  and administration of injections such as Vitamin B12 and pneumococcal.

Course Content

  • HCSWs and current issues in vaccinations. 
  • Recent epidemiology of relevant vaccine preventable diseases 
  • Current changes to the recommendations or national policy for relevant immunisations and legislature relevant to vaccination 
  • Review of current practice and identification of areas for improvement 
  • Understanding the importance of providing accurate and up-to-date information about the relevant diseases and vaccines to patients 
  • Consider the requirement for reassessment of competency in administration of vaccines 
  • Review recognition and management of anaphylaxis, appropriate management of adverse reactions and the requirement to undertake mandatory training in basic life support  
  • Vaccines that are commonly administered by HCSWs: 
  • • Inactivated injectable pneumococcal vaccine for adults 
  • • Inactivated injectable influenza vaccine for adults 
  • • Live intranasal influenza vaccine for children aged 2-17 years 
  • • Live injectable shingles vaccine for adults aged 70 and over according to 

Lecturer

Kirsty Armstrong, ANP Lecturer in Primary Care

Kirsty Armstrong ANP

This is a live webinar session using MS Teams. or ZOOM. It is a requirement that the pre requisites are completed and the mentor form returned to admin@belmatt.co.uk before attending the course. Webinar link will be sent the day before the session.Session 12h00-15h00

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