HCA Immunisation Training

Pneumococcal, Influenza and Shingles

Book Now   2 Days | £299 per Candidate

Course Introduction

Our HCA immunisation training course is ideal for Healthcare Assistants who are looking to assist with seasonal flu clinics and give pneumococcal and shingles vaccinations.

This course covers the clinical skills needed to administer injections, along with the theoretical and legal background. Constantly updated with the latest information, the training covers influenza, pneumococcal, shingles and more. It’s based around the National Minimum Standards for Immunisation Training and the RCN and MDU’s position on healthcare assistants involved in immunisation. All participants leave the course with an individual Patient Specific Direction (PSD) protocol and a competency based framework to work to under the supervision of a mentor.

This pneumococcal, influenza and shingles immunisation training involves a practical session and is accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners.

Aims & Objectives

  • To develop an understanding of the principles of vaccination
  • To gain comprehensive knowledge of the legal framework for pneumococcal and influenza vaccination programmes
  • To develop a full understanding of safe practice when administering injections

Course Content

  • The HCA’s role in immunisation
  • Competency and supervision
  • Understanding competence
  • Guidelines and protocols
  • PSDs in primary care
  • A brief introduction to the immune system
  • Virus or bacteria?
  • The signs and symptoms of influenza
  • Pneumococcal Disease-facts and figures
  • Influenza - facts and figures
  • Shingles
  • How vaccines work
  • What’s in the vaccine?
  • Infection control
  • Antivirals and antibiotics – how they work
  • Who’s legible for vaccination by HCAs- inclusion and exclusion criteria
  • Chronic disease and at risk patients
  • Administering vaccines
  • Injection technique and sites – a practical workshop
  • The storage and handling of a vaccine
  • Reporting and documentation
  • Allergy and contraindication
  • Basic life support and initial anaphylaxis management
  • The legal framework of vaccination
  • LCP
  • GSF
  • Case studies

Who Should Attend?

  • HCAs
  • Support Workers

Book Now Call 01661 844327 to make a telephone booking

HCA Immunisation Training
Course Detail
Title: HCA Immunisation Training
Code: PNEUMOzmbI
Duration: 2 Days
Cost: £299 per Candidate