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Immunisation

We have expanded our immunisation learning pathways to support anyone working in Primary Healthcare. 

Immunisation Endorsement Pathway (Nurse Immuniser): HESA accredited course for students who are required to administer vaccinations independent of a Medical Officer.

Immunisation Clinical Pathway (Immunisation Practice): For students who are required to immunise under the observation of a medical officer as part of their scope of practice.

Immunisation Practice Support Pathway (Immunisation Support): For students who do not immunise as part of their scope of practice.

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You have selected Ears which means you have the option to start your Ear Health learning pathway! The Ear Health learning pathway starts by building your base knowledge with the nationally-accredited online program, Foundations of Ear Health (level 1). You can then continue on with 4 more nationally-accredited Courses (level 2) - options are dependent on your current qualifications, and topics include the ear and hearing health (including wax removal), otitis media, tympanometry and microsuction. Once you hit ‘apply now’ from any of the individual course pages below, you can bundle as many courses as you like. Happy learning!

We look forward to expanding the Ear Health Learning Pathway in 2021 with some exciting new programs.

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Workplace Activities

Observer description (applicable to all):

Each assessment that have an observed workplace activity has a Third-Party Report that has to be signed off, in the primary healthcare setting, by a workplace colleague (observer) who had witnessed you performing the specific tasks. The requirement is that your observer is of equal qualification to you or above. Typically, this will be a Medical Practitioner, Practice Manager or Practice Nurse that performs the identified tasks as part of their role.

**If completing this unit in Tasmania, it is a jurisdictional requirement that your Third Party Report be observed by either a General Practitioner or Medical Officer with a minimum of 2 years recent clinical experience administering vaccines or an experienced Authorised Nurse Immuniser with a minimum of 2 years recent clinical experience administering vaccines.

Level 2: Course in Immunisation Practice in Primary Healthcare

 After you complete the online assessments the following observed workplace activities need to be completed:

Immunisation needs for adults and older persons

The student provided advice to four different clients in the workplace on the risks and benefits of immunisation for adults and older persons including:

  • Pneumococcal 23
  • Varicella Zoster (shingles)
  • Boostrix
  • ADT

School age immunisation

The student provided advice to three different clients in the workplace on the risks and benefits of immunisation recommendations for school age clients.

Immunisation needs in pregnancy

The student provided advice to at least three different clients in the workplace on recommendations for immunisation during pregnancy.

Immunisation needs in influenza

The student utilised clinical software in the workplace to search and identify 20 eligible clients for influenza vaccine including:

  • Children
  • Pregnant women
  • People with chronic disease
  • Over 65 years old
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Healthcare workers

IPPSCI001 Source and communicate immunisation information in primary healthcare

The student provided advice in the workplace to three different clients on the risks and benefits of immunisation utilising resources from three different key stakeholders:

  • Client 1 
  • Client 2
  • Client 3

Do you have any additional information to further support your judgement of the student’s performance in the workplace?

IPPISP002 Implement systems and processes to deliver immunisation services

  • The student performed a vaccine fridge audit in the workplace
  • The student assessed and documented appropriately at least five unique individual immunisation encounters within the clinical programme and national immunisation database.

IPPPPV003 Plan and perform vaccination

The student has performed vaccination under supervision in the workplace, in accordance with national immunisation guidelines and organisation policies and procedures on:

  • 3 adults
  • 5 children
  • 5 children >12 months old including a minimum of one child at 18 months and two children at four years old