Pre-requisites: Must check that you can obtain insurance through your chosen provider prior to booking
Unlike other forms of oral supplements, vitamin injections go straight to work. Oral supplements must be digested and absorbed by the body and, to survive the process, they often contain unnecessary ingredients. Not only are these ingredients absent in nutritional value, many could be potentially harmful.
Your body uses vitamin B12 to make red blood cells, nerves, DNA and protein. B12 also helps your body metabolise fat and carbohydrates for energy. Although your body is unable to generate B12, the vitamin is readily available from dietary sources including dairy, meat and fish. If you develop a vitamin B12 deficiency, intramuscular or subcutaneous injections may be necessary.
The course covers B12 deficiency, pernicious anaemia, diagnosis, treatment and management. It also covers signs and symptoms of anaemia. We review inclusion and exclusion criteria and identification of appropriate patients. Delegates will get the opportunity to review practice with hands on practical demonstrations of how to give injections correctly. We will cover administration techniques, where to give the injections and record keeping / documentation.
We offer introduction to our nurse prescriber for you to be able to purchase and administer B12.