Online Training for the Reconstitution of Fosun/BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Programme

 

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Immunisation Training Programme For Registered Pharmacists

Background

  • The Immunisation Training Programme For Registered Pharmacists – Standards and Framework (Click Here) has been established to set out the general standards and framework for the professional training to prepare a Hong Kong registered pharmacist with role in immunisation.
  • The Immunisation Training Programme intended to ensure confidence, competence, safety and effectiveness of the promotion and administration of vaccinations in different healthcare settings.

 

Learning Objectives & Outcomes

Upon completion of the immunisation training, pharmacists will be able to:

  • Ensure safe and effective immunisation practice with regard to patient care, vaccines storage and handling, administration, and documentation
  • Provide accurate and up-to-date information about the relevant diseases and vaccines to individuals and/or their caregivers
  • Support individuals to make informed decision about vaccination
  • Promote public awareness and confidence in vaccination

 

Overview of the Immunisation Training Programme

 

Part A: Immunisation Certificate Course
Activity Description Certification
Vaccine Administration and Immunisation Practice Workshop
  • Face-to-face training on immunisation practice (4 hours)
  • OSCE Assessment (1 hour)
Certificate of Completion1
Immunisation Best Practice for Healthcare Providers
  • Self-paced online learning (10 hours)
  • Online MCQ Assessment (1 hour)
Part B: Supervised Immunisation Practice
Activity Description Certification
Supervised Immunisation Practice
  • Five supervised vaccine administrations in at least two immunisation sessions on separate days
  • Requirement: Meeting the competency standards as per self-assessment and supervisor review
Certificate of Competence2
  1. A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to a candidate who completes the Immunisation Certificate Course and obtains a pass in the assessments.
  2. A Certificate of Competence (valid for 2 years) will be awarded to a candidate who completes the Supervised Immunisation Practice and the competency assessment checklist. A valid Basic Life Support or Equivalent Qualifications (Subject to the requirements of individual practice sites) by an accredited issuing organisation is a prerequisite.

 

Immunisation Certificate Course

Core Domains of Immunisation Knowledge and Competencies

Domain 1 – The International and Local Context for Immunisation
1.1 Immunisation and Public Health
1.2 Hong Kong Childhood Immunisation Programme and Vaccination Subsidy Scheme
1.3 Strategies to optimise immunisation uptake
Domain 2 – The Immune System and Immunisation
2.1 The immunological principles of immunisation
2.2 Vaccine preventable diseases
2.3 Vaccine types and components
2.4 Current issues or controversies in immunisation
Domain 3 – Legal and Ethical Issues in Immunisation
3.1 Supply of vaccines
3.2 Clinical governance
Domain 4 – Immunisation Practice
4.1 Information resources and communication
4.2 Storage, handling, and transport of vaccines
4.3 Administration of vaccines
4.4 Clinical care considerations for immunisation
4.5 Infection control
4.6 Management of anaphylaxis and adverse reactions
4.7 Documentation and reporting
4.8 Needle stick injury prevention and management
4.9 Clinical waste handling and disposal

 

Enrolment

  • The Immunisation Certificate Course is open to Registered Pharmacists in Hong Kong ONLY.
  • Interested pharmacists can fill in the Online Enrolment Form (Click Here) to enrol on upcoming Immunisation Certificate Courses, which are offered on Saturday afternoon.

 

Course Fee

Categories Course Fee
Regular rate $1080

Members of:

  • The Pharmaceutical Society of Hong Kong (PSHK), and/or
  • The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Hong Kong (SHPHK)
$950

Individuals affiliated with the HKU Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy:

  • Full-time or Part-time Students and Alumni (Bachelor of Pharmacy, Master of Clinical Pharmacy and Research Postgraduate Programme)
  • Full-time, Part-time and Honorary Staff
  • Full-time Pharmacists of Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong
Complimentary

 

Contact

For any queries, please contact the Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy via email (pcpc@hku.hk).