The Role of a Nurse Immuniser in the Society
The immunization course of registered nurses I have undertaken has enabled me to build my career as a nurse in medical field practice. I have gained knowledge in understanding how vaccination can be done, and legal requirements in this field of immunization. I am highly inspired to incorporate a new challenge in my career to enhance knowledge and practical experience.
I have realized that in semi-arid areas where I spend my life, I became aware that people living in this area have no much idea about vaccinations which are vital to our survival. The knowledge of immunization I have gained from a public health perspective will have a great help to my society. According to the Royal Australian College of Physicians (2012), communication is essential to convince families the importance of vaccination in preventing diseases. I have engaged myself in passing information not even to the families but also the individuals in this area on how vaccines are effective for their health. This action has convinced the public on the importance of being immunized through educating them.
I have developed confidence in the administration of vaccines, and the safe delivery of vaccines, as recommended by the National Immunization Program, has ensured that children, parents and others get the right information on immunization programs. Children should be immunized against childhood diseases like measles, tuberculosis and small poxes. Parents should be educated and trained the effectiveness of childhood vaccines and ensure they are well taken care of in terms of balanced diet food (The Royal Australasian College of Physicians, 2012).
My role as a nurse immunizer has been recognized by the Immunization Service Authority, and my knowledge has reaffirmed the administration of vaccines patronage by the National Health and Medical Research Council. According to Shamian (2014), the role of a nurse is to take care of the individuals at all group, families, community, well or sick. Other roles include; promoting health, prevention of illness, care of disabled and dying people. As a nurse I should be high commitment, self-motivated and self-education on the current development as far as professional is concerned in order to perfect my career as nurse immunizer.
As a qualified nurse immunizer, I am required to know rules and regulations and maintain and put them into practice in this field of immunization. My responsibility and commitment are to keep learning and maintaining new updates on the rules and regulations (Immunization Service Authority 2015). I have acquired more skills attitudes and experience to deliver quality services to the community.
In conclusion, a nurse immunizer is a very important person in society due to his or her services offered to the public. This profession of nurse immunizer helps to reach out to the public through vaccinations which greatly reduce disability, death and diseases. Nurse immunizer with skills, knowledge of rules and regulations and satisfied to work in this medical field gives out quality services to the society
1. Immunization Service Authority for Registered Nurses and Midwives 2015
2. The Royal Australasian College of Physician, Pediatrics & Child Health Division 2012, Immunization Position Statement.
3. Shamian, J 2014, The role of Nursing in Health Care