This half day course is open to all Health Care Assistants who are expanding their skill set to include administration of immunisations. The HCA should already have knowledge on the handling of sharps and ongoing annual CPR/anaphylaxis updates. In support of National Minimum Standards, HCAs that attend this course will be undertaking advanced clinical practice that requires professional maturity in their role and must be trained to or have the equivalent of NVQ 3.
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The course will explore Herpes Zoster disease, prevalence and risks to the individual, before discussing injectable medicines and the governance for safe practice. The HCA will receive a workbook with the relevant paperwork for practice and a competency framework for completion in the workplace with mentor supervision.
Aims and Objectives
- To provide HCAS with the knowledge and skills required for the procedure of administering Shingles vaccination
- To provide the HCA with resources, education and awareness of the legal issues, accountability and prescribing through delegation
- To provide the mechanisms for the HCA to be signed off as competent by a trained nurse in their workplace and follow the protocols and framework supplied for safe practice
- What is Herpes Zoster?
- Understanding immunology of live vaccinations
- NMC guidance for medicine management and use of patient specific directives
- Safe storage and handling of vaccines including infection control
- Risk assessment of the patient prior to immunisation
- Vaccination technique
- Consultation and procedure