About the course
The course reflects the National Minimum Standards and Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training for Registered Healthcare Practitioners (Public Health England, revised February 2018) equating to 2 days of learning. The course is designed to support you to develop both the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills required of all immunisers. Following the completion of this course you should attend annual immunisation updates.
Before attending the one-day interactive classroom-based theoretical training session, you are required to complete a pre-course workbook.
You must have the support of a work-based mentor in order to successfully complete the practical assessment aspect of the course.
- The aims of immunisation, national vaccine policy and schedules
- The immune response to vaccines and how vaccines work
- Vaccine-preventable diseases
- The different types of vaccines, their composition and the indications and contraindications
- Current issues in immunisation
- Communicating with patients, parents and carers about vaccines
- Legal issues in immunisation
- Storage and handling of vaccines
- Correct administration of vaccines
- Anaphylaxis and adverse reactions
- Documentation, record keeping and reporting
- Strategies for optimising immunisation uptake.
NMC Registered Nurses new to administering and/or advising on immunisation and vaccination.