Managing Immunisation Emergencies (New Immunisers)
The program also delivers essential knowledge and skills from the national training unit in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and frames the resuscitation within the context of an AEFI.
The program expands on adverse reactions eg hypotonic/hyporesponsive episodes and discusses the planning process used to determine emergency protocols and equipment.
During the workshop, relevant changes are highlighted, clinical practice issues are examined, skills demonstrated, practiced and assessed.
- Identify a nurse immuniser's emergency response responsibilities
- Recognise life-threatening adverse events occurring immediately following immunisation (AEFI)
- Recognise the signs, symptoms and differential diagnosis of immediate adverse events following immunisation)
- Manage an unconscious breathing person
- Manage an unconscious non-breathing person using the cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) action plan
- Perform CPR (infants, children and adults)
- Apply infection control principles in emergency management and resuscitation
- Communicate the details of the incident
- HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
- Managing Immunisation Emergencies (New Immunisers)
Some of the topics include:
- Responsibilities of the immuniser
- Critical incident management
- Infection control
- Recognition and management of anaphylaxis following immunisation