These workshops have been developed for any unregistered practitioner who will be delivering immunisations in any setting.
AWARD TYPE: Short Course
LEVEL:Short Course / CPD
STUDY MODE: None
DELIVERY METHOD: Campus
COURSE LENGTH: You are required to attend 9.00-4.30 pm
SCHOOL: School of Community Health and Midwifery
PARTNER COLLEGES: No Partner College
START DATE: 28 September 2020
Who should attend: In England and Wales, the National Minimum Standards (PHE, 2015) advise that only those HCSWs with at least two years’ experience and a minimum level of overall education and training in health care should be considered for training in vaccine administration (for example, a level three NVQ or equivalent).
Maximum number of participants: 15
To achieve competence in immunisation and vaccination the unregistered practitioner must undertake three components:
1. Complete specified HEE e-learn modules
2. Attend one full day workshop. This may be on campus or a virtual classroom
3. Complete the PHE competency assessment tool
These training sessions have been developed around the Public Health England (2015) Minimum Standards and Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training of Healthcare Support Workers.
Family, Community and Public Health Team
The Family, Community and Public Health Team have been involved in delivering vaccinations and training to different client groups for a number of years.
By the end of the workshop’s participants will develop knowledge in the 14 core areas of immunisation:
1. The aims of the current influenza, shingles and/or pneumococcal vaccine policy
2. The immune response to influenza, shingles and/or pneumococcal vaccines and how they work
3. Vaccine preventable diseases – influenza, shingles and/or pneumococcal disease
4. The different types of vaccines, their composition and the indications and contraindications for influenza, shingles and/or pneumococcal vaccines
5. Current issues relating to influenza, shingles and/or pneumococcal vaccines
6. Communication with patients and parents about influenza, shingles and/or pneumococcal vaccines
7. Legal issues including consent and use of Patient Specific Directions (PSDs) and Patient Group Directions (PGDs)
8. Storage and handling of vaccines
9. Correct administration of vaccines
10. Anaphylaxis, basic life support and adverse reactions
11. Documentation, record keeping and reporting
12. Strategies for the effective organisation of vaccination sessions
13. The role of the HCSW as an immuniser (to include: role limitations, the role of others in immunisation)
14. Support for the HCSW e.g. supervision, mentorship and reflection
You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE
Course Fee: £90
For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.