Immunisation and Injection Technique for Healthcare Assistants
About the CPD course
A course for healthcare assistants who have a level 3 qualification in healthcare and 2 years' experience as an HCA. The course comprises of 2 study days which cover the theory regarding injection technique and immunisation and practice undertaking injections. This is followed by supervised practice with a nurse mentor until competency is achieved. Students are provided with a competency assessment package to complete. Students are required to complete a MCQ that demonstrates that they have met the learning outcomes. The course adheres to the National Minimum Standards and Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training of Healthcare Support Workers (PHE 2015).
EQUIP aims to improve the quality of care in chronic diseases in general practice through education, anticipatory care and audit by developing and utilising all the skills within the practice team. CCGs or practices can commission specific training ranging from accredited Health Care Assistant and Receptionist courses to specific clinical courses such as minor operations and anticoagulation courses through to employment law.
In relation to audit and the new contract, our audit co-ordinator and Audit & IT Lead are able to work with practices and advise on areas such as Read Code, QoF, CQRS, Admission Avoidance etc... EQUIP can provide training for all members of the primary health care team