CPD modules

Safe storage and handling of vaccines

  • RCN accredited
  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Learning time: 01 hr
  • Last updated: 2016
  • Link to RCNi portfolio

This learning module is aimed at increasing nurses' confidence so they can review and enhance, or if necessary develop, a vaccine storage and handling protocol, thereby ensuring best care and patient safety. The importance, locally and globally, of maintaining the 'cold chain', from manufacture, through delivery and storage, to patient administration, is discussed.

Disclaimer

Please note that information provided by RCNi Learning is not sufficient to ensure competence in the skill. Assessment of competence should take place in line with local practice. Practice should always align with local protocols and procedures, latest guidelines and any regulatory code. All modules should currently be viewed together with available national and local Covid-19 guidelines. For advice, go to www.rcn.org.uk/covid-19/rcn-position

Anan Purushothaman, Practice development nurse, Liver Intensive Care Unit, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London.


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