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Immunisation update

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About the CPD short course

This short course is conducted over one day and is equivalent to 7 continuing professional development (CPD) hours. Please note that this program is subject to change.

Who should attend?

This short course is designed for nurse immunisers who are recommended to undertake an annual review of best practice policy to maintain their authority to immunise. The update is also suitable for nurses who administer immunisations under medical supervision.

Dates and locations

We are currently finalising our calendar of CPD short courses for the first half of 2017. If you would like to be informed when dates are announced, you can register for email notifications

If you would like to tell us which courses you would like to see in your area, please click here to complete a short survey.

 

Fees

RN member $187.50 RN non-member $219.50

Key learning outcomes

On completion participants will be better able to:

  • discuss updates and changes to immunisation within the last 12 months
  • discuss legal aspects of immunisation
  • understand the aims of a course of immunisation
  • apply problem-solving strategies to the effective and safe management of adverse reactions to immunisations
  • review national guidelines for immunisation and current immunisation practices
  • update knowledge on cold chain and planning catch-up vaccinations
  • respond to parental concerns about vaccination.

Program outline

8:45am

Registration

9:00am

Welcome and introductions

9:15am

Review of immunology

9:45am

The current schedule and recent changes

  • Setting up a clinic

10:15am

Morning tea

10:30am

Pre-vaccination screening and consent

  • Administration of vaccines
  • Vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs)
  • Reviewing and reporting vaccination history

11:15am

Documentation and ACIR

  • Use of resources

12:15pm

Lunch

1:00pm

Planning and administration of catch-up schedules

  • Catch-up scenarios

2:45pm

Afternoon tea

3:00pm

Addressing parental concerns regarding vaccination

3:30pm

Adverse events following immunisation (AEFI) – management and reporting

4:45pm

Questions and evaluation

5:00pm

Finish