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):