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Target audience: General practitioners and nurses
Course summary: This course provides participants with the skills to safely administer influenza vaccines to individuals less than 6 months of age. By increasing vaccination rates, this program aims to reduce the burden of influenza in the community. Upon completion of the course participants will be able to:
- explain the risks and complications of influenza, and address any patient misconceptions or myths
- explain 'The Australian Immunisation Handbook' recommendations for influenza vaccination
- implement practice systems and strategies to increase influenza vaccine coverage rates in individuals (less than 6 months)
- safely administer influenza vaccines, either by intramuscular or deep subcutaneous injection, or alternatively using the intradermal flu vaccine
- improve clinical practice and safety to reduce the risk of needlestick injuries
- counsel patients regarding potential adverse effects of vaccination.
Fee payable: Enrollment is free for all nurses, this educational activity is sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur.
Delivery mode: Online
Financial support for Indigenous students: Not applicable
Australian Practice Nurses Association (APNA)
Ph: (03) 9669 7400
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