Vitamin B12 & Vitamin C Injection Training
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 B-12 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 sign 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 and vitamin C to your clientele.
Within this course we offer vitamin C injection training in addition to B12. Vitamin C has a number of benefits; these include working as a booster for the immune system, as an anti-viral and anti-oxidant. Vitamin C is also thought to raise neurotransmitter levels in the brain. There are limits to the amount of vitamin C that it is safe to take orally, which is where Injections step in.