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Introduction to Operation Immunization: Screening, Promotion & Education Goal: Spread awareness of certain disease states preventable through immunizations in children, adolescent, adult, and elderly populations
Introduction to Operation Immunization: Screening, Promotion & Education Binational Health Week Events Youth Emergency Services (YES) Clinic Holy Family Church Clinic Joy of Life Ministries Mexican Consulate
Special Circumstances: ABCs of Addressing Patient Anxiety A = Assess your patient – Look for signs of anxiety (patient admits to fear or history of fainting; joking but appears nervous; pale, trembling; resisting vaccination) B = Be prepared and empathetic – Practice what to say & do to help nervous patients; No razzing! C = Comfort – Offer privacy and support; Ask supervisor/another vaccinator/ patients companion to assist you in supporting patient through process (hand on shoulder or hold patients hand); Care for behind screen D = Distraction – Ask patient about school, work……… Chat about trivia / Tell a joke; Ask patient to try whistling – Afterwards: Compliment patient on bravery in going through with vaccination even when nervous; Review benefits of vaccination
Special Circumstances: Emergency Response - Fainting Fainting: - Patient becomes pale or dizzy, especially upon rising from chair; may indicate that they are feeling funny Action: - Help person to sit back securely, and support to prevent falling OR help person to lay on the floor and elevate feet Notify supervisor immediately The patient will typically recover within a few minutes, but should not be released to leave until checked by the clinic faculty or staff supervisor.
Special Circumstances: Emergency Response – Needle Stick Needle Stick – injection of a used needle onto or below the skin of a person other than the individual just injected with the needle - Exposure to bloodborne pathogens is possible with any such exposure regardless of knowing the vaccinee, or the extent of exposure (volume or how deep under the skin) Seek assistance of supervisor immediately with any such exposure Next step will be to clean the area thoroughly with soap and water. Supervisor will direct further action.
Special Circumstances: Emergency Response - Anaphylaxis Symptoms of concern may present as rapid onset itching, skin redness, swelling/hives; sneezing, hoarseness, wheezing, increasing breathing difficulty; passing out Seek assistance of supervisor immediately Epi Pen: An auto-injector used for the emergency injection of epinephrine, medicine used for life- threatening allergic reactions - Must always be available during clinic. Supervisor will direct on use, and on triggering of 911.
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Influenza Vaccines Two types of influenza vaccine: 1. Inactivated vaccine - Does not contain live virus components - Administered by injection 2.Live, attenuated vaccine - Contains weakened virus (quadrivalent) - Administered in a Nasal Spray. Available in Student Health$20/dose
INACTIVATED INFLUENZA VACCINATION CONSENT FORM 2013-2014 Circle one 1. Is this the 1st flu vaccine you have received? YES NO 2. Are you under 19 years of age? YES NO 3. Do you have a fever or active infection today? YES NO 4.Do you have a history of Guillain-Barre Syndrome YES NO (severe paralytic illness)? 5. Do you have a severe (life threatening) allergy to the following? A. Eggs or chicken? YES NO B. Thimerosal (mercury derivative)? YES NO 6. Have you had a severe allergic reaction to any vaccine? YES NO If yes, explain: ______________________________________________________ I have had a chance to ask questions that were answered to my satisfaction. I believe that I understand the benefits and risks of the Fluvirin® vaccine and ask that the vaccine be given to me or to the person named below for whom I am authorized to make this request. NET ID: ____________________________________ DATE OF BIRTH: ______/______/______ NAME: LAST FIRST MI Signature of person to receive vaccine or person authorized to make request (parent or guardian) X______________________________________ DATE: ______________ Lot: ________________ Exp: 5.31.2014 VIS: 07.26.2013 Injection site: L / R deltoid Administered By:_________________________________________________________________DATE:____________________ 08.2013 Student/Staff Student Health Services
Thank you! Questions? Please contact: Michelle Hancock MichelleHancock@creighton.edu Melissa Sanders MelissaSanders1@creighton.edu Dr. Ohri LindaOhri@creighton.edu Sue Weston firstname.lastname@example.org