Needlestick and Sharps Injuries training

Most needlestick and sharps injuries are preventable. Everyone has a role to play in the prevention of injuries. Employers are legally required to take steps to prevent staff being exposed to the transmission of diseases and care workers need to understand the implications and common conditions that may be associated with needlestick injuries.

A RCN report states that pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic and lack of training have led to an increase in needlestick injuries. This course is for people who work in an environment where they are likely to come into contact with needles or sharps and we explore potential risks and how to work more safely.

Access this course as part of the following online course package(s):

  • What are needlesticks and sharps?
  • Needlestick and sharps injuries and causes
  • Legislation and regulations
  • What are the risks and to whom?
  • Handling needles and sharps
  • Reducing the risk of injury
  • Disposing of sharps safely
  • Dealing with Injuries
This course has been designed specifically for people who want to know more about Needlestick and Sharps Injuries. Whilst it provides focus for people working in social care, it will also be useful to a wider audience of people who would like to know more about these topics.We offer our courses for your LMS as SCORM files. Depending on the scope of what you need there may be a charge for this. Please connect to discuss it with us.
The online version of this course will take 45 minutes to complete. The webinar versions are usually 2-3 hours long and face to face delivery will usually be around 4-5 hours.

You can access this course in three ways, as an online course, as a webinar, or with face-to-face delivery.

Online courses come as part of a course bundle with unlimited access for one simple subscription.

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Needlestick and Sharps Injuries eLearning course - Grey Matter Learning

Aims of the Needlestick and Sharps Injuries course

By the end of the training, you will:

  • Understand the scope and implications of sharps injuries
  • Be aware of the legal requirements for employers and employees relating to sharps injuries
  • Be able to identify the risks associated with sharps injuries
  • Understand best practice for prevention of sharps injury

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