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Administration of injections yearly update for healthcare assistants

Study day: Administration of injections yearly update for healthcare assistants

Course content:

  • Review of last year’s influenza campaign
  • Administration of the nasal influenza vaccine to children what you need to know to undertake this role safely
  • Update on current issues related to immunisation
  • Recognition and management of adult and child Anaphylaxis and Basic Life Support training using an ALS simulator (certificate provided)
  • Injection technique refresher including subcutaneous and intramuscular
  • Q &

Dementia care for healthcare assistants

Study day: Dementia care for healthcare assistants

The aim of this study day is to provide an increased awareness of dementia and delirium and to increase practitioner confidence in responding effectively to individuals and families affected.

ECGs for healthcare assistants

Study day: ECGs for healthcare assistants

Recording an accurate 12 Lead ECG

Participants will be able to:

  • Develop their knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the heart
  • Understand the role of the conduction system in the cardiac cycle
  • Take a radial pulse and recognise an abnormal pulse
  • Develop an awareness of the principles of electrocardiography
  • Record a 12 lead ECG accurately and learn how to troubleshoot
  • Use a tool to systematically analyse cardiac rhythms
  • Identify normal sinus rhythm and abnormal heart rhythm
  • Understand the importance of the ECG in diagnosing patients with chest pain

Participants will be given a competency framework to complete with their nurse mentor.