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Flu Vaccine Injection Technique - How Often Does It Need To Be Taught?

Flu vaccine injection technique and procedures are being taught on a far wider scale than ever. This is because many private pharmacies look to either introduce or refresh the skills of their pharmacists in order to privatise the national community pharmacy Flu Vaccination Service. But how often do pharmacists need to be trained in these techniques?

While vaccinations may seem like a simple procedure, flu vaccination training is required to ensure that your pharmacy staff are continuing to perform all techniques and procedures in a correct and safe manner. During the colder months, the number of people visiting a pharmacy to get a flu jab increases dramatically. As staff see so many people, it's very easy for bad habits or shortcuts to creep in – as is the case with any profession. For this reason, medical training must be provided every two years. This type of training does not just comprise of going over techniques when it comes to injection, it also includes being taught basic life support to ensure that staff are able to cope with an emergency. Despite being a seemingly everyday procedure, there are rare occasions when injection goes wrong. Unlike the dramatic stories you've likely heard about flu vaccinations, the vast majority of these complications will mostly relate to minor bruising that will heal up. However, on very rare occasions, more serious complications can arise. For this reason, it's important that your staff understand how to proceed in the event of an emergency.

It's precisely why staff must be trained, and constantly retrained, in flu vaccine injection technique. You needn't look far to find a training provider though – our expert instructors at ECG can help. Just head over to http://ecgtraining.co.uk/, give us a call on 0845 423 8993 or email enquiries@ecgtraining.co.uk to book your places today.