Initial Immunisation (Occupational Healthcare)
This programme is suitable for those working in an Occupational Healthcare setting, either counselling for or delivering adult immunisations consistent with guidance from Public Health England (HPA Guidelines), it provides a firm foundation for immunisation practice.
Protecting population from health threats, helping people live longer, healthier and more fulfilling lives are priorities in Health Lives, Healthy People (2010) the government’s strategy for public health in England.
As the immunisation programme in the UK continues to evolve, meeting the demand to improve the control of infectious disease through vaccination, reform in health care brings the opportunities for wider professions to become active players in supply and delivering immunisations.
It is crucial that those doing so are prepared to national standards and operate within a robust clinical governance framework. To meet the growing need for Occupational Healthcare practitioners to undertake an active part we have developed a programme that may be tailored to the specific needs of your staff group and service
- Legal, professional and clinical governance framework
- Immunisation schedules
- Epidemiology and the diseases we protect against
- Public health data
- At risk population, unimmunised adults, those with incomplete histories or atspecific occupational risk
- Vaccine types, manufacture and supply
- Vaccine presentation
- Patient identification, counselling and consent
- Immunisation sites, procedure and Health and safety
- Cold chain and stock management
- Prescription requirements: PSD, PGD
- Recording systems and patient information
- Reactions and their management
- Management of anaphylaxis
- Personal and professional development
- Portfolio development and assessment
- Observation and supervised practice
This one day programme can be delivered within your protocol as promoted by HPA National Minimum Standards for Immunisation Training & Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training, guidance of professional bodies and the Department of Health ‘Immunisation against infectious disease’ (‘Green Book’) updates and CMO guidance.
The training is highly interactive, practically focussed using case scenarios and common professional dilemmas and takes a blended learning approach.
Additional support and advice on operational frameworks can be provided