Event Details

This half day course is open to all Advanced HCAs who are currently working with clients that require Prostap injections. HCAs that attend this course will be undertaking advanced practice that requires a minimum of two years’ experience in primary care and must be trained to or have the equivalent of NVQ 3 in accordance to National Minimum Competencies.

The course requirements are that the HCA has existing skills in sharps management such as phlebotomy and is receiving annual updates for immunisations and the management of resuscitation and anaphylaxis.

The course will provide all necessary documentation for the administration of the injection to include a competency framework to use with the mentor in practice, a protocol for the administration of Prostap injections and an example of a Patient Specific Directive (PSD) for prescribing and legal purposes.

Aims and Objectives

  • To provide HCAS with the knowledge and skills required for the procedure of administering Prostap injections.
  • To provide the HCA with resources, education and awareness of the legal issues, accountability and prescribing through delegation.
  • To provide the mechanisms for the HCA to be signed off as competent by a trained nurse in their workplace and follow the protocols and framework supplied for safe practice.

 Course Content

  • The role of the HCP in extended practice
  • What is Prostap?
  • The uses of Prostap in patient condition management
  • Undertaking a risk assessment of the patient prior to injection
  • How is Prostap prescribed / legal issues / prescriptions: PSD
  • What are the side effects / contraindications / follow up care / anaphylaxis
  • Record keeping /documentation/communication with patients / capacity / consent
  • Safe handling and storage of injections; including infection control
  • Injection administration and techniques including practical session Protocols/ competencies and supervised practice by mentor


Travelling to Essex Equip By Car:

There is NO parking at the venue, but the public pay and display car park can be found on Newland Drive (CM8 2AP) about 300 yards away.  £6 for the whole day or for further tariff, please see Braintree Council Website

From the car park walk back to Collingwood Rd and then back up to the traffic lights. At the traffic lights turn left onto Newland St. (The George PH is on the corner) carry on walking until you reach the zebra crossing (outside the Public Library), cross the road and head towards the Dorothy L Sayers Statue and the Job Centre. Our entrance just at the rear of the Job Centre.

By Train

It is a 7 min walk from Witham Railway Station, head towards the town, turn left at THE AVENUE, continue walking down The Avenue to the junction with Newland Street, then turn right, carry on walking until you reach the zebra crossing (outside the Public Library), cross the road and head towards the Job Centre. Our entrance is just at the rear of the Job Centre.

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Cancellations with a full refund will be accepted up to and including 15 days prior to the event.  Any refund request for places cancelled after this date will not be refunded.