Registered Nurse Immunisation Authority
POISONS AND THERAPEUTIC GOODS ACT 1966
the nurse is employed in connection with a vaccination program in a health service or a place of work; and
the nurse administers a vaccine only in connection with that vaccination program; and
the nurse has successfully completed
the New South Wales Health Department Immunisation Accreditation Program for Registered Nurses, prior to 2001; and/or
the immunisation education program administered by the New South Wales College of Nursing, from 2001; and/or
an interstate or overseas immunisation education program that conforms to the National Guidelines for Immunisation Education for Registered Nurses and as approved by the NSW College of Nursing; and
the nurse administers tuberculin purified protein derivative for tuberculosis skin testing and tuberculosis vaccine only if they have completed additional education in the use of these substances and only if the nurse's record of education states that this additional education has been completed; and
the storage, pre-vaccination assessment and administration of each vaccine is at all times undertaken in accordance with the procedures specified in the National Health and Medical Research Council's The Australian Immunisation Handbook, as in force from time to time; and
during each vaccination program the nurse carries adrenaline for use in the treatment of anaphylaxis; and
administration of adrenaline is at all times undertaken in accordance with the procedures specified in the National Health and Medical Research Council's The Australian Immunisation Handbook, as in force from time to time; and
the nurse reports an Adverse Event Following Immunisation (AEFI) to the local Public Health Unit, as required under the NSW Public Health Act 1991; and
the nurse ensures that a medical practitioner is contactable for medical advice at all times during the vaccination program; and
to maintain authority to immunise, the nurse annually reviews best practice policy for immunisation. This may be, but is not limited to, attendance at updates or seminars on current practices. A statement of proficiency in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation must also be obtained.
haemophilus influenzae Type B (Hib) vaccine
hepatitis A vaccine
hepatitis B vaccine
tuberculin purified protein derivative
Previous authorisations to supply restricted substances dated 15 July 2005, 29 May 2007 and 6 May 2008 published in the New South Wales Government Gazette Nos. 94, 76 and 50 respectively, are hereby revoked.
Acting Chief Pharmacist
Department of Health, New South Wales
Sydney, 4 June 2008.