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Course Outline

Must have completed training for new immunisers
Must have completed basic travel health training
Study day at venue
Case study submission
CPD hours6

This study day is particularly suitable for practice nurses requiring annual general immunisation and travel health updates. The general immunisation session will cover influenza, pneumococcal, shingles, covid and childhood vaccines in accordance with national immunisation programmes.  The travel session will refresh the skills required to provide a safe and effective travel consultation for those with previous experience and be delivered in line with continuous professional development recommendations by the Faculty of Travel Medicine.

Attendees should have previously completed a full day training programme for new immunisers and a basic travel health training course (usually 2 days). This update is not suitable as a training programme for beginners in immunisation or travel health.

Suitable For

This informal study day is designed for practice nurses.

Learning Outcomes

  • To enable healthcare professionals to achieve competence and effectiveness in the administration of vaccines and be able to promote immunisation to their patients.
  • To inform of any changes to the national immunisation programme.
  • To provide opportunity for discussion of current issues surrounding immunisation and travel health.
  • To refresh knowledge of the importance of a thorough pre-travel risk assessment.
  • To provide the skills to develop decision-making in the travel consultation so that the practitioner can determine what advice and/or intervention are required for each individual traveller.
  • To provide a comprehensive update on travel-related vaccines, malaria and other topical risks.
  • To help practitioners to recognise their own limitations in knowledge and suggest sources of specialised information or advice.
  • Develop awareness of how to improve communication skills in these consultations.
  • Case studies and quiz-style questions will be used to help clarify and embed knowledge.

Dates & Locations

Start Date
21 July 2022
One day (09:30 - 16:00)
4 August 2022
One day (09:30 - 16:00)

This training should be more widely available and all health care professionals should be encouraged to attend!

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