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Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, we are not currently able to offer ANY face to face training.
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Webinar Courses

Currently available Webinars -

If the course you are looking for is not listed below please contact us.

Immunisation and Vaccination Update Webinar

Immunisations

£65

Immunisation and Vaccination Update Webinar

A review of the theory and practice of immunisation for those currently immunising or advising on immunisation in their workplace.

Includes both childhood and adult immunisations.

Meets the HPA recommendations for immunisers annual update.

  • Registered healthcare professionals who administer and/or advise on adult AND childhood vaccine
As we are not currently able to deliver face to face training, we have designed the updates to be delivered in a series of short webinars, each being 1.5 hours.

Webinar 1 will cover the medicines management type content required in the annual update – consent, PGDs/PSDs, cold chain, safe and appropriate administration of vaccines, etc.

Webinar 2 will cover the adult vaccines – flu (*), pneumococcal, shingles, pertussis for pregnant women and tetanus.

Webinar 3 will cover childhood vaccines
*We are aware that some HCAs and NPs give nasal flu vaccine but no other childhood vaccines so we will cover BOTH adult and childhood flu vaccines in webinar 2.

Immunisers will need to attend all 3 webinars.

Webinar 1

  • Consent
  • Appropriate use of PGDs and PSDs
  • Maintaining the cold chain
  • Safe and appropriate administration of vaccines
  • Managing vaccination safely and effectively during COVID-19
  • Q & A session

Webinar 2

  • Review of both the routine and “at risk” adult vaccination programmes, recommended cohorts and vaccine uptake, including:
    • Annual influenza vaccination 2020/21
    • Shingles vaccination
    • Pneumococcal vaccination
    • Pertussis for pregnant women
  • Tetanus vaccination – recommended schedules and guidelines for managing tetanus-prone injuries
  • Q & A session

Webinar 3

  • Review of the current childhood immunisation schedule and any changes to schedules
  • Managing off-schedule childhood immunisations or those with unknown immunisation status
  • Issues in childhood vaccination due to COVID-19 restrictions
  • Dealing with parental concerns
  • Q & A session
All delegates will be emailed a PCCPD certificate and copy of the presentation on completion of all three webinars.

Flu, Pneumococcal and Shingles Immunisation Update Webinar

Flu and Shingles

£60

Flu, Pneumococcal and Shingles Immunisation Update

A review of the theory and practice of flu, pneumococcal and shingles immunisation for those currently giving just flu and/or pneumococcal and/or shingles immunisations in their workplace.

Meets the PHE recommendations for immunisers annual update.

  • Practice Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • District Nurses
  • Health Visitors
  • School Nurses
  • GPs
  • HCAs
As we are not currently able to deliver face to face training, we have designed the updates to be delivered in a series of short webinars, each being 1.5 hours.

Webinar 1 will cover the medicines management type content required in the annual update – consent, PGDs/PSDs, cold chain, safe and appropriate administration of vaccines, etc.

Webinar 2 will cover the adult vaccines – flu (*), pneumococcal, shingles, pertussis for pregnant women and tetanus

*We are aware that some HCAs and NPs give nasal flu vaccine but no other childhood vaccines so we will cover BOTH adult and childhood flu vaccines in webinar 2.

Immunisers will need to attend both webinars.

Webinar 1

  • Consent
  • Appropriate use of PGDs and PSDs
  • Maintaining the cold chain
  • Safe and appropriate administration of vaccines
  • Managing vaccination safely and effectively during COVID-19
  • Q & A session

Webinar 2

  • Review of both the routine and “at risk” adult vaccination programmes, recommended cohorts and vaccine uptake, including:
    • Annual influenza vaccination 2020/21
    • Shingles vaccination
    • Pneumococcal vaccination
    • Pertussis for pregnant women
  • Tetanus vaccination – recommended schedules and guidelines for managing tetanus-prone injuries
  • Q & A session
All delegates will be emailed a PCCPD certificate and copy of the presentation on completion of both webinars.

Combined Hormonal Contraception Update Webinar

Contraception

£60

Combined Hormonal Contraception Update Webinar

A training session designed for registered healthcare professionals who routinely carry out contraceptive consultations and wish to update their knowledge and skills to ensure they continue to carry out thorough and effective consultations remotely.

  • Practice Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • GPs
  • Use of UKMEC
  • Use of Guidance
  • Recap risks and benefits
  • Which pill/patch/ring to choose
  • Regime changes
  • Missed pills
  • Follow-up during Covid restrictions

This programme is based on the Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare UKMEC 2016 Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use (updated 2019).

All delegates will be emailed a certificate of attendance and copy of the presentation.

HRT Update Webinar

HRT

£30

HRT Update Webinar

A training session designed for registered healthcare professionals who routinely carry out HRT consultations and wish to update their knowledge and skills to ensure they continue to carry out thorough and effective consultations remotely.

  • Practice Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • GPs
  • What is menopause - diagnosis
  • Symptoms
  • The Consultation
  • Individualised options – HRT, prescribable non-HRT, OTC
  • Risks vs benefits
  • Helpful tools
  • Follow-up
All delegates will be emailed a certificate of attendance and copy of the presentation.

Ear Irrigation Update Webinar

Ear Irrigation

£30

Ear Irrigation Update Webinar

A review of the theory and practice of ear irrigation using the Propulse irrigator for those currently undertaking ear irrigation in their workplace.

  • Practice Nurses
  • District Nurses
  • Healthcare Assistants
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Examination of the ear and use of the otoscope
  • The normal tympanic membrane and common ear problems
  • Reasons for carrying out ear irrigation
  • Contraindications to ear irrigation
  • Potential problems and how to address them
  • Relevant policies and procedures
  • Equipment used locally
  • Assessment of and communication with patients
  • Obtaining informed consent
  • Health and safety
  • Infection control, safe disposal and cleaning of equipment
  • Appropriate documentation
  • Patient advice
All delegates will be emailed a certificate of attendance and copy of the presentation.

Phlebotomy (Venepuncture) Update Webinar

BloodCell

£30

Phlebotomy (Venepuncture) Update Webinar

This webinar is aimed at those who are currently taking venous blood samples and wish to update their phlebotomy (venepuncture) skills and reflect on their continuing competence - includes a review of the theory and practice of taking blood from the arm and dorsum of the hand.

  • Practice Nurses
  • District Nurses
  • Healthcare Assistants
  • Phlebotomist
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Reasons for carrying out phlebotomy
  • Different methods of phlebotomy
  • Identification of veins suitable for phlebotomy
  • Contraindications and unsuitable veins
  • Potential problems and how to address them
  • Relevant policies and procedures
  • Equipment used locally
  • Assessment of and communication with patients
  • Obtaining informed consent
  • Health and safety
  • Infection control, safe disposal and cleaning of equipment
  • Taking blood from the metacarpal veins
  • Appropriate documentation of procedure
All delegates will be emailed a certificate of attendance and copy of the presentation.

Chaperone Training Webinar

Chaperone Training

£50

Chaperone Training Webinar

This course is aimed at non-clinical staff, including receptionists, medical secretaries, practice managers, working within the healthcare environment who may be called upon to act as a formal chaperone, encouraging them to explore their roles and responsibilities when asked to chaperone patients.

  • Practice Managers
  • HCAs
  • Receptionists
  • Administration Staff
  • Examining what is meant by the term chaperone
  • Understanding the need for a chaperone
  • Demonstration of and exploring what an "intimate examination" is
  • Awareness of the rights of the patient
  • Understanding the role and responsibility of a chaperone
  • Identifying the mechanism for raising concern
  • Policies and procedures
  • Documentation
All delegates will be emailed a certificate of attendance will receive a chaperone training workbook with competency assessment framework.

Spirometry Interpretation Update Webinar

Chaperone Training

£30

Spirometry Interpretation Update Webinar

A review of spirometry using clinical case studies to ensure they are underpinned by related policies, guidelines and current evidence-based diagnostic/treatment pathways.

This webinar is aimed at those practitioners who wish to consolidate their knowledge and skills in both clinical and numerical spirometry interpretation.

Practitioners who perform spirometry may also wish to attend the practical spirometry update webinar which covers all other aspects of spirometry.

  • Practice Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • GPs
  • Update knowledge and awareness of the role of spirometry in primary care
  • Update knowledge and awareness of the importance of spirometer quality assurance and how to check traces meet quality assurance requirements
  • Review interpretation and clinical implications of spirometry results, including differential diagnosis
  • Review strategies to incorporate spirometry testing systematically into routine clinical practice
  • Reinforce confidence in interpreting spirometric traces
  • Discussion and sharing of good practice
All delegates will be emailed a PCCPD certificate and copy of the presentation on completion of the webinar.

Practical Spirometry Update Webinar

Chaperone Training

£30

Practical Spirometry Update Webinar

This webinar provides a review of spirometry for HCAs and HCPs who have undertaken formal spirometry training previously and wish to update their knowledge and skills in the application and measurement of spirometry in general practice.

A review of spirometry including quality assurance, related policies and current guidelines.

Practice nurses who also interpret spirometry may wish to attend the spirometry interpretation update as interpretation is not included in this session.

  • HCAs
  • Health Care Professionals
  • Update knowledge and awareness of the role of spirometry in primary care
  • Update knowledge and awareness of the importance of spirometer quality assurance and its implementation
  • Reinforce confidence in performing, understanding and implementing spirometry
  • Discussion and sharing of good practice
  • Managing spirometry safely and effectively during COVID-19
All delegates will be emailed a PCCPD certificate and copy of the presentation on completion of the webinar.

Introduction to Travel Health Webinar

Travel Health

£250

Introduction to Travel Health Webinar

An interactive and engaging approach to delivering a live streamed training session via webinar on Zoom. You will be able to ask questions and interact with the trainer.

This two day Introduction to Travel Health course is intended for nurses/health professionals who may be new to the field of Travel Health, or for those already practicing who may not have undertaken formal training in the subject and who wish to update and expand on their current knowledge.

It aims to provide training on many topics, including covid-19 and travel, risk assessment, travel vaccines, non-vaccine preventable illnesses, malaria, professional issues and the latest developments in travel health.

  • Practice Nurses
  • GPs
  • The travel consultation
  • Tools and resources
  • Risk assessment
  • Vaccine preventable diseases
  • Case studies and scheduling of vaccines
  • Legal aspects and responsibilities of the travel health practitioner
  • Malaria
  • Mosquito borne diseases
  • The complex traveller
  • FGM & the travel consultation
  • Covid-19 & advising travellers
All delegates will receive a PCCPD certificate of attendance, a workbook and assessment forms to use in their workplace.
When you have completed the course, it is recommended that you have a period of mentorship in clinical practice whilst you develop your clinical skills and are assessed by your mentor(s) as competent to undertake a travel consultation.

Travel Health Update Webinar

Travel Health

£65

Travel Health Update Webinar

An interactive and engaging approach to delivering a live streamed training session via Zoom, with the opportunity to ask questions.

This Travel Health Update is intended for nurses who have experience carrying out travel health consultations and who wish to update their knowledge and skills, meeting the requirement for an annual travel health update (RCN 2018 Competencies: Travel health nursing: career and competence development| Royal College of Nursing page 23 point 6).

It covers many topics including: Covid-19: how to advise your traveller, an update on travel vaccines, malaria, professional issues and the latest developments in travel health.

  • Practice Nurses
  • GPs
  • What’s new in travel medicine?
    • Covid-19:
  • How to advise travellers during the pandemic?
  • Identifying high risk traveller/travel
  • Revised risk assessment process
  • Measles & travel
  • Provision of an NHS travel health service
    • Malaria update
    • Other risks
  • Dengue & zika
  • Travel vaccine update
    • Problems encountered in practice Q&A
    • Which are the best resources to use?
    • How to stay up to date
All delegates will be emailed a PCCPD certificate and copy of the presentation on completion of the webinar.

B12, Flu and Pneumococcal Injection Training

BloodCell

£150

B12, Flu and Pneumococcal Injection Training

An opportunity for experienced Healthcare Assistants to learn the theory and practice of adult flu and pneumococcal vaccination and B12 injections: training designed for those new to vaccination.

This course is aimed at those new to immunising and meets the PHE National Minimum Standards and Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training of Healthcare Support Workers (2015) and will be delivered through two 3.5 hour webinars and one 3 hour practical workshop.

Delegates must be able to attend both webinars and the practical workshop.

  • Experienced HCAs

Delegates must be level 3 qualified with a minimum of 2 years experience as an HCA.

Review of:

  • Aims of current influenza and pneumococcal vaccine policy
  • The immune response to influenza, shingles and/or pneumococcal vaccines and how they work
  • Vaccine preventable diseases – influenza and pneumococcal disease
  • The different types of vaccines, their composition and the indications and contraindications for influenza and pneumococcal vaccines and B12 injections
  • Current issues relating to influenza and pneumococcal vaccines
  • Communication with patients about influenza and pneumococcal vaccines and B12 injections
  • Legal aspects of prescription drugs including consent and use of Patient Specific Directions (PSDs) and Patient Group Directions (PGDs)
  • Storage and handling of vaccines and other POMs
  • Correct administration of vaccines and B12 injections via the intramuscular route
  • Anaphylaxis and adverse reactions
  • Documentation, record keeping and reporting
  • Strategies for the effective organisation of vaccination sessions
  • The role of the HCSW as an immuniser (to include: role limitations, the role of others in immunisation)
  • Support for the HCSW eg supervision, mentorship and reflection

All delegates will participate in a skills workshop to learn the necessary skills to perform safe injection technique.

This programme is based on the PHE National Minimum Standards and Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training of Healthcare Support Workers (2015), guidance of professional bodies and the Department of Health 'Immunisation against Infectious Disease' 2006 ('Green Book') online and PHE update letters.

All delegates MUST complete pre-course e-learning which will emailed to them prior to the course. Delegates must also pass an MCQ paper on their training day.

On completion of the course, all delegates will have to undergo a period of supervised practice in their workplace and formal assessment of competency.

All delegates will receive a PCCPD certificate of attendance, workbook and assessment forms to use in their workplace.
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Progestogen Only Contraception Update Webinar

POC Training

£30

Progestogen Only Contraception Update Webinar

A training session designed for registered healthcare professionals who routinely carry out contraceptive consultations and wish to update their knowledge and skills to ensure they continue to carry out thorough and elective consultations remotely.

  • Practice Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • GPs
Review of:

  • Update on and use of Progestogen Only Pills
  • Update on and use of Depo injections including Sayanna Press
  • Information on Progestogen only implants & intrauterine devices
  • Use of emergency hormonal contraception
  • Covid precautions
  • Use of remote prescribing of POC using FSRH guidelines and PCWHF advice and restarting POC LARC methods

This programme is based on the Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare, UKMEC 2016 Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use (updated 2019).

All delegates will be emailed a certificate of attendance and copy of the presentation.

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