Introductory Immunisation Course for Healthcare Assistants and Assistant Practitioners  Short Courses

Course Information

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Tbc 09:30 2 Full Days £360.00 CS6072 Register Interest

Course Content

This course is designed for Health Care Assistants or Assistant Practitioners who are interested and /or involved in immunisation processes.

Tutor Info

Denise Chalkley has experience of immunisations and infectious diseases spanning many decades. Trained in general nursing, midwifery, neonatal intensive care, public health practice, and tuberculosis and travel medicine. Denise has worked extensively at clinical and senior management level, successfully combining primary, secondary and private practices to improve service provision and patient outcomes.

Eligibility

Healthcare Assistants / Assistant Practitioners’ with NVQ level experience

English Requirements

English spoken

What will I learn?

  • Introduction of vaccine preventable diseases
  • Basic principles of immunisations and how they work
  • Vaccine storage and cold chain procedures
  • Communicating with parents, children and colleagues
  • Assessment processes and consent
    Recommended immunisation schedules
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Legal and administration aspects
  • Knowledge to support nursing practice
  • Competencies
  • Information resources

Teaching and Assessment

This 2 day course will combine structured and interactive teaching though lectures, group work and real life scenarios. To maximise the sessions some pre-course reading/familiarisation is recommended. Evidence of learning and certificate of attendance will be given to those who fully attend the 2 day course.

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Leads To...

  • Better awareness and understanding of the importance of the principles and practices of immunisation
  • Improved confidence and competency levels
  • A clearer understanding of roles and responsibilities
  • Logistical understandings
  • Better insight into information resources
  • Meaningful training for continued personal and professional development

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