Health Academy are pleased to offer this Foundations of Immunisation blended course with 1 day of face-to-face practical training and accompanying e-learning modules. This will therefore allow new immunisers to be compliant with ‘National Minimum Standards and Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training for Registered Healthcare Practitioners‘ – PHE.
Who is this Foundations of Immunisation blended course suitable for?
These face-to-face immunisation training practical workshops blended with online foundation training are suitable for any healthcare practitioners wishing to administer vaccines. This might include nurses, pharmacist and health care support workers (HCSWs).
Who is the trainer?
So what vaccines and modules have we included in the Foundations of Immunisation blended training?
The following topics are included in the blended course:
Foundations of Immunisation Core Modules
- The aims of immunisation, national vaccine policy and schedules
- The immune response to vaccines and how vaccines work
- The different types of vaccines, their composition and the indications and contraindications
- Current issues in immunisation
- Any changes to vaccine recommendations or national policy
- Communicating with patients, parents and carers about vaccines
- Legal issues in immunisation
- Storage and handling of vaccines
- Correct administration of vaccines
- Documentation, record keeping and reporting
- Strategies for optimising immunisation uptake
Practical Skills Modules
- Injection technique (IM & SC) practical session
- Reconstitution of vaccines practical session
- Basic Life Support practical session (In line with Resus Council UK and CSTF Level 2)
- Management of anaphylaxis and use of adrenaline (In line with Resus Council UK and CSTF Level 2)
Vaccine Preventable Disease Modules
We have also include information on the the full set of vaccine products available for the National Childhood and Adult Schedule in the UK.
- Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
- Hepatitis B
- Human papillomavirus – HPV (certain serotypes)
- Meningococcal disease (certain serogroups)
- Pertussis (whooping cough)
- Pneumococcal disease (certain serotypes)
How long do the face-to-face immunisation training sessions last?
Session times are:
- 10.00am – 4.00pm
So where are we running the workshops?
For this Foundations of Immunisation blended training we currently we have practical classroom training session planned in the locations as per the dropdown dates box above.
However more dates and locations may be added to programme depending on availability and demand. Please contact us if you have a request for a face-to-face immunisation foundation training in a specific location or within your organisation.