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Sharps Awareness £25 +VAT

There is a common misconception that sharps injuries are only of concern to medical and care staff. However it is not uncommon for people in other industries such as waste disposal to come into contact with used sharps. 

In this course we'll start by looking at some statistics relating to discarded needles, then define 'sharps' and look at the different types that can be found in 'sharps litter', ranging from needles, syringes and scalpel blades to broken glass, knives, scissors and nails. 

It then covers the primary and secondary risks from sharps. It'll look at the responsibilities of employers and how they must use risk assessment to ensure workers safety, as much as possible. 

Then, the course will take a detailed look at Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV and Tetanus 

There'll be a section on the Chain of Infection, helping you to understand how an infection gets passed on, and what steps can be taken to break the chain and stop the process. 

It'll look at the probability of picking up an infection from a needlestick injury, and the factors that can affect this. 

It's important to always handle discarded sharps safely so the course will take you through the equipment you need, including litter pickers, forceps, disinfectant sprays and gloves, along with the correct techniques you should employ to avoid injury. This subject will be further expanded on by detailing the correct sharps handling procedures, including how to dispose of discarded sharps safely, how to remove disposable gloves to minimise cross-contamination, and correct hand washing procedures. 

Finally, it'll cover how to report discarded sharps and the correct procedures to follow if you're unlucky enough to receive a sharps injury. 




Course                                        

Module       

Module Name                                              

Pass % Required 

Sharps Awareness 

Sharp Safety, the Basics 

70 

Sharps Awareness 

Needlestick Injuries 

70 

Sharps Awareness 

The Chain of Infection 

70 

Sharps Awareness 

Chances of Infection 

70 

Sharps Awareness 

Equipment 

70 

Sharps Awareness 

Safe Handling Procedures 

70 



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Duration: 55 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions). 

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