Also in Health Protection:
Training provided by the Health Protection Team is as follows:
The TB Nurse will provide training for all groups of professionals both within and outwith NHS Grampian as well as any interested groups of the general public, although priority is given to meeting the training needs of NHS staff. Topics covered include the latest epidemiological data about the disease and information on the clinical diagnosis and management of Tuberculosis, and measures for its prevention and control. Training would be tailored to meet the needs of the specific client group.
Training is available for NHS Grampian staff that are required to perform Mantoux testing and reading and give BCG vaccinations as part of their remit. This includes both theoretical and practical training with ongoing support as required.
If you wish to find out more or access training, please contact:
TB Specialist Nurse
Health Protection Team
2 Eday Road
Tel: 01224 558520
The Health Protection Nurses provide training to a wide variety of public, private and voluntary sector staff including those working in Care Homes, Daycare settings for children, private care agencies and for many departments in the Local Authorities eg Social Work departments. The training is intended to give a working knowledge of infection control practice appropriate to the area of work. Ongoing support is provided as required.
Topics covered vary depending on the audience requirements but may include:
- How infections are transmitted
- Epidemiology and management of specific communicable diseases and infections eg MRSA
- The principles of Standard Infection Control Precautions
- The principles of decontamination
- The appropriate application of NHS Grampian's Exclusion Policy 2005 and Safe Working Practice Policy 2007
For further information contact:
Health Protection Nurses
Tel: 01224 558520
Bloodborne Virus/Sexual Health Training
The number of people infected with sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and bloodborne viruses (HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C) continue to rise in Grampian and the UK, and unintended teenage pregnancies remain a concern. Prevention and education are therefore a priority at both local and national levels.
Jackie Williams is the Bloodborne Virus (BBV) and Sexual Health Improvement Trainer with a specific remit to assess the need for, develop, deliver and evaluate BBV and sexual health training for professionals across Grampian.
The BBV training is well established and a structured rolling programme is available for all NHS staff and also awareness sessions, workshops and tailor made training on HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C can also be delivered to any health, social care and voluntary agency professional such as GP Practices, housing partnerships, drug and alcohol services and schools and colleges.
Sexual health training sessions and educational packages can be developed and implemented for various single and multi-agency groups such as teaching staff, community educations staff, parents and carers. Training can be designed to include topics such as values and attitudes, sexuality, STIs, contraception, pregnancy and relationships are examples.
For anyone wanting further details about the BBV training programme or how to book on any other BBV or Sexual Health courses please contact:
BBV/Sexual Health Trainer
Public Health Directorate
2 Eday Road
Tel: 01224 (5)58652