Managing Immunisation Emergencies Yearly Update – Ballarat – 25 Feb

This yearly update course is advisable for best practice for immunisers and provides skills and knowledge for the immuniser to respond to an adverse event following immunisation (AEFI).

The course also delivers essential knowledge and skills from the national training unit in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and frames the resuscitation within the context of an AEFI. The intent is to develop students’ capacities for making sound clinical judgements within critical timeframes, and working dynamically and collaboratively with the trainer and colleagues to achieve competency and build confidence.

During the workshop, relevant changes are highlighted, clinical practice issues are examined, skills demonstrated, practiced and assessed.

Approaches for the course include discussion, questioning and critical enquiry activities using immunisation emergency scenarios. Premium Health’s nurse immuniser programs are only ever conducted by a nurse.

Some of the topics include:

  • Responsibilities of the immuniser
  • Critical incident management
  • Infection control
  • Resuscitation
  • Recognition and management of anaphylaxis following immunisation

3 hours and 30 minutes : Face-to-face training and assessment:

  • Recognise life-threatening adverse events occurring immediately following immunisation (AEFI)
  • Recognise the signs, symptoms and differential diagnosis of immediate AEFI
  • Respond to an emergency situation
  • Perform CPR procedures (infants, children and adults)
  • Review the incident
  • Communicate the details of the incident


  • HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Managing Immunisation Emergencies (Yearly Update)

Please note: Registration, attendance and evaluation data will be shared with Premium Health for the purpose of coordinating the workshops and awarding qualifications.

Last modified: 22 December, 2021

Event details



  • Queen Elizabeth Centre - Lederman Hall
    102 Ascot Street South
    Ballarat Vic 3350