Course – Primary Care

COURSE: IMMUNISATION TRAINING FOR NURSES

This two day foundation course is in accordance with the National Minimum Standards (2015) for flu vaccination/immunisation training. It includes an overview of childhood and travel immunisation update.

COURSE OVERVIEW

Participants should also have yearly one day updates.

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Venue: Ipswich Training Centre

Price: £180.00

Course Content:

  • The aims of immunisation:national policy and schedules
  • The immune system and how vaccines work
  • Vaccine preventable diseases
  • The different types of vaccines used and their composition
  • Current issues and controversies regarding immunisation
  • Communication with patients and parents
  • Legal aspects of vaccination
  • Medicines management – Storage and handling of vaccines
  • Correct administration of vaccines
  • Anaphylaxis and other adverse events
  • Documentation, record keeping and reporting
  • Strategies for improving immunisation rates

COURSE: Injection Technique and Immunisation Training for HCSWs – Including Vitamin B12

A two-day Immunisation Training Course for Healthcare Support Workers/Healthcare Assistants (HCSWs/HCAs).

COURSE OVERVIEW

This foundation course adheres to the National Minimum Standards for Immunisation Training (2015) and includes flu, pneumococcal, shingles vaccination and intranasal (spray) influenza for children (2-17 years).

The course also includes administering B12 injections.

Participants will be given advice in gaining clinical competence within their own workplace.

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Course Dates: Please click on bookings to see available dates.

Venue: Ipswich Training Centre

Price: £180.00

Course Content:

  • Infectious diseases and the immune system
  • Seasonal influenza, pneumococcal disease and shingles
  • Pandemic influenza, swine flu and avian flu
  • Viruses and bacteria
  • How antivirals, antibiotics and vaccines work
  • How vaccines provide individual and herd immunity
  • Pernicious anaemia and how vitamin B12 injections work
  • At risk groups and their eligibility for vaccines
  • Communication: what advice to give to patients and families
  • Administration of vaccines and injections
  • Side effects, contraindications and precautions
  • The anatomy of injection site
  • Correct administration techniques for intramuscular, subcutaneous and intranasal vaccination
  • Practical injection sessions
  • Storage and handling of vaccine and correct waste disposal
  • Allergy, anaphylaxis and adverse events
  • Anaphylaxis management and the requirement for BLS training
  • Legal, professional and indemnity requirements regarding administration of prescription only medications by HCSWs
  • Legal requirements regarding consent, documentation and confidentiality
  • Competence: assessment, supervised practice and delegation

COURSE: WOUND MANAGEMENT

This course will provide the latest research and treatment guideline on wound management.

COURSE OVERVIEW

To understand the classification of wounds. Choose the correct dressing for a range of wound types.

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Venue: Ipswich Training Centre

Price: £80.00

Course Content:

  • Anatomy and Physiology of The skin
  • The stages in Wound healing
  • Implications for choosing the right dressing at each stage
  • Classification of Wounds
  • Assessing wounds (A holistic approach)
  • Dressing Types; choosing the right dressing
  • Group work
  • Managing wounds- consider: Aseptic or clean technique
  • Dressing types
  • Patient involvement
  • Cost implications.
  • Medico-legal issues surround delegation to assistant practitioners in treating wounds.

COURSE: THE ECG WORKSHOP

The ECG Workshop addresses the needs of nurses, doctors and allied health professionals who encounter ECG monitoring and traces.

COURSE OVERVIEW

Theoretical and practical workshops in ECG Interpretation are delivered by experienced cardiac professionals.

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Venue: Ipswich Training Centre

Price: £175.00

Course Content:

  • Anatomy and physiology of the heart and conduction system
  • Lead placement for recording a 12 lead ECG
  • The normal 12 lead ECG and cardiac axis
  • Atrial abnormalities
  • Ventricular abnormalities
  • Disorders of conduction
  • Ischaemia Infarction and the ECG
  • Rhythm recognition
  • Clinical case studies

COURSE: VENEPUNCTURE AND CANNULATION

Skills training for inserting a peripheral venous cannula and taking blood samples.

COURSE OVERVIEW

On successful completion you will be equipped with underlining theory and skills to gain competence under clinical supervision of a practitioner in your own workplace.

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Venue: Ipswich Training Centre

Price: £80.00

Course Content:

  • Legal, professional and local policies regarding advanced roles for healthcare practitioners
  • Accountability when performing phlebotomy Local policies regarding phlebotomy
  • Guidance regarding consent
  • Anatomy and physiology of veins and circulation
  • Venepuncture sites
  • Phlebotomy/Cannulation equipment
  • Evidence based procedure using aseptic non touch technique
  • Preparation of the patient/client
  • Taking a blood culture
  • Safety of the Practitioner – Safe practice in handling and disposing of sharps.
  • Using an appropriate location for phlebotomy
  • Risks and hazards of phlebotomy
  • Documentation – Department of Health requirements for record keeping
  • Practical skills workshop including –
    Vacutainers (and other safety equipment)
    Butterflies
    Insertion of indwelling cannulae
    Taking a blood sample
    How to reach competence

COURSE: PHLEBOTOMY

Skills training for taking venous blood samples from the arm.

COURSE OVERVIEW

On successful completion you will be equipped with underlining theory and skills to gain competence under clinical supervision of a practitioner in your own workplace.

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Venue: Ipswich Training Centre

Price: £80.00

Course Content:

  • Review of anatomy of the arm
  • Infection control and health & safety
  • Reasons for and complications of this invasive procedure
  • Vein selection and demonstration of correct technique, choice of equipment and procedure
  • Practical skills technique workshop
  • The management of anaphylaxis
  • Legal and professional responsibilities

COURSE: Arterial Puncture & Blood Gas Interpretation

Skills training for obtaining an arterial blood sample and interpretation of blood gas results.

COURSE OVERVIEW

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Venue: Ipswich Training Centre

Price: £80.00

Course Content:

  • Practical workshop – site selection
  • Review of infection control aspects
  • Inaccuracies and complications
  • Arterial puncture procedure
  • Getting it right, dangers and complications
  • Practical workshop – technique & theory assessment
  • Legal and professional responsibilities

Blood Gas Interpretation

  • Arterial blood gases metabolic and respiratory acidosis and alkalosis
  • Step by step guide to ABG result Interpretation
  • The ABG result and its impact on diagnosis and treatment rationale