This module will enable the student to develop self-awareness of the knowledge and skills required to administer and monitor patients prescribed B12 injections, in a general practice setting. The module aims to support work-based learning that is practice-focused.
The running of this module is dependent on there being sufficient numbers of interest.
The indicative module content includes indemnity, confidentiality, information governance, infection control, safeguarding, mental capacity and consent; communication, guidelines, policies & protocols, patient specific directives; B12 deficiency, injection technique, medicines management.
On successful completion of this module you will be able to:
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of the legal, ethical and professional issues associated with undertaking B12 administration and monitoring
- Demonstrate an awareness of the impact of effective communication within your consultation
- Discuss how guidelines, policies and protocols have been used to guide your own practice in performing administrating and monitoring B12 injections
- Discuss selection of injection sites, demonstrating understanding the anatomy and physiology of the arm with consideration of the patient and health care professional safety
- Competently administer and monitor patients requiring B12 injections
Indicative core bibliography
- Heyler R (2010) The work based learning student handbook. Palgrave MacMillan
- Ingram P Lavery I (2009) Clinical Skills for Health Care Assistants. Wiley-Blackwell. West Sussex.
- Ogston-Tuck S (2014) Intramuscular injection technique: an evidence-based approach. Nursing Standard. 29, 4, 52-59.
See course specific entry requirements listed below.
This stand-alone module is suitable for non-qualified healthcare professionals. Study of this module involves identification of a practice supervisor who must be a registered nurse.
The closing date for applications is 5 working days prior to the module start date or, if this is your first module, 5 working days prior to the induction date.
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