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Immunisation Foundation course (Registered Healthcare Practitioners)

Who should attend
NMC Registered Nurses new to administering and/or advising on immunisation and vaccination

What will I learn
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.

Course Content
Before attending the one-day classroom-based training course, you are required to complete a pre-course workbook which must be returned at least 2 weeks before the session. Completion of this workbook supports and underpins the curriculum of the interactive classroom-based theoretical session.

You must have the support of a work-based mentor in order to successfully complete the practical assessment aspect of the course

The course will cover:

  • 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

How much will it cost to attend: £120 per person

How long will the course take to complete: 1 Day (09.30 – 16.30)
Supported by the completion of a pre-course workbook

Training dates and venues:

Date Location and Room Start and Finish Time
21st March 2021

Boardroom 1, New Alderley Building
East Cheshire NHS Trust
Macclesfield District General Hospital
Victoria Road
Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 3BL

09.30 -16.30
12th May 2022

MF3,Knutsford Community Hospital,Bexton Road Knutsford, WA16 0BT

09.30 -16.30
12th July 2022

MF3,Knutsford Community Hospital,Bexton Road, Knutsford, WA16 0BT

09.30 -16.30
19th Sepember 2022

MF3,Knutsford Community Hospital, Bexton Road, Knutsford, WA16 0BT

09.30 -16.30
11th November 2022

MF3,Knutsford Community Hospital, Bexton Road,Knutsford, WA16 0BT

09.30 -16.30
13th February 2023

MF3,Knutsford Community Hospital,Bexton Rd, Knutsford, WA16 0BT

09.30 -16.30