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TB, Mantoux & BCG Immunisations

course information

This course covers the vaccine-preventable disease of Tuberculosis, from screening and testing to the symptoms and treatment; within the current regulatory and legal framework. The course is hands-on and practical and each participant receives a certificate after successfully completing the course.

aims and objectives

  • Be able to provide accurate and up to date information about diseases and vaccines

  • Provide a safe, effective and high standard of care

course contents

  • The aims of TB immunisation: national policy and schedules

  • Vaccine-preventable diseases

  • Screening and testing

  • The latent TB infection

  • The active TB disease

  • Signs and symptoms

  • Treatment

  • Management

  • Immunisation epidemiology: current issues and controversies

  • TB Vaccination and composition

  • The legal aspects of vaccination

  • Prescribing vaccines

  • Storage and handling of vaccines

  • Correct administration of vaccines

  • Record-keeping and reporting


Ref: National Minimum Standards for Immunisation Training, Health Protection Agency, June 2005

who should attend?

  • Nurses

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