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AR51 Immunisation and anaphylaxis essentials

Course summary

This course is for those new to immunisation or any current practitioner wanting to review the basics. It will help you develop a systematic and co-ordinated immunisation approach in line with the national minimum standards for immunisation.

Who should attend?

Practice nurses
Allied health professionals
Occupational health nurses
Community nurses

Important notes

Course equipment, evaluations and certificate of attendance provided.


Course duration Course CPD In-house Course
2 day(s) 14 hour(s) POA

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Aims / objectives

  • Discuss immunity and immunisation against infectious disease
  • Understand the safe storage and administration of vaccines
  • Review the current child and adult immunisation programmes
  • Look at complex immunisation histories
  • Consider the legal aspects of giving immunisations and correct documentation
  • Examine current immunisation issues and controversies
  • Look at ways of improving vaccination uptake locally
  • Identify resources on best practice in immunisation
  • Review current anaphylaxis guidelines

Course programme

  • Introduction to immunisation: aims, national and internal policy
  • Immunity
  • Types of vaccines
  • Vaccine preventable diseases
  • Cold chain
  • Injection technique
  • Cautions and contra indications
  • Childhood immunisation programme
  • Complex immunisation histories
  • Influenza and pneumococcal programmes
  • HPV vaccine
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Legal aspects of immunisation
  • Documentation and reporting
  • Current issues and controversies in immunisation
  • Strategies for improving vaccination rates

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