This training provides health care workers with information related to types of vitamin B12 deficiency and how to manage it. The training includes information on how to administer the vitamin B12 injection. The training develops knowledge of vitamin B12 deficiency and how it is diagnosed, treated, and managed. It also reinforces and builds upon prior knowledge of medicine management, medicine administration and important legal aspects, including consent, capacity, record keeping etc.
This vitamin B12 deficiency training is delivered virtually in one interactive 90minute session. The training is interprofessional and suitable for both registered professionals and healthcare support workers (HCSWs) that administer vitamin B12 injections in primary care. However, HCSWs wishing to attend this training MUST have achieved education and training to Level Three of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) with at least 2 years’ experience as a HCSW and have completed immunisation foundation training (as although a Vitamin B12 injection is not an immunisation, the practical skills required and knowledge base required is in line with that of administering an immunisation).
Vitamin B12 training course content:
- An overview of vitamin B12 deficiency
- Causes of vitamin B12 deficiency
- Symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency
- How vitamin B12 deficiency is diagnosed
- How vitamin B12 deficiency is treated
- Recommendations for Hydroxocobalamin Injections
- Administration of Hydroxocobalamin Injections
Attendees will be expected to participate in quizzes, case study and scenario discussions with peers. If attending a virtual session, it is essential attendees have their own device with a working microphone and video functionality (please contact us via email with any concerns).
If you have any questions regarding this training, please contact us via the following email [email protected]
Cost of Course:
This course is provided free of charge to staff employed within primary care in Cornwall, with funding sourced alternatively to the Education Programme subscription.
This course is for staff working within the Cornwall healthcare economy. If you work outside Cornwall and are interested in this course, please email [email protected]
If you need to cancel a booked place on a course, please do so giving sufficient notice for the place to be reallocated. As per our terms and conditions, we reserve the right to charge for places cancelled less than 5 working days prior to the course start (unless otherwise stated), or failure to take up the place on the day of the course.