Sharps Awareness Online Training Course

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Sharps Awareness

This course is designed for individuals who may encounter sharps waste during their daily work activities. This includes individuals in healthcare, waste disposal, and various other industries.

Approved by CPD, IIRSM & IOSH – Duration 55 mins

£23.95 +VAT

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Sharps Awareness Online Course

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, we will 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.

The course covers the primary and secondary risks from sharps. It will look at the responsibilities of employers and how they must use a risk assessment to ensure workers’ safety as much as possible. Then, we will take a detailed look at Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV, and Tetanus.

A section on the Chain of Infection will help you understand how an infection gets passed on and what steps can be taken to break the chain and stop the process. We will 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. 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 minimize cross-contamination, and correct hand washing procedures.

Finally, the course will cover how to report discarded sharps and the correct procedures to follow if you’re unlucky enough to receive a sharps injury.

Sharps Awareness Online Training Course

Knowledge of the dangers associated with sharps, safe handling techniques, and the use of appropriate PPE will help you protect yourself from these dangers.

This course offers numerous benefits to participants. By taking the Sharps Awareness Online Training Course, individuals gain valuable knowledge on how to identify and handle sharps safely. They also learn about the potential risks associated with sharps injuries and the appropriate precautions to prevent them. This comprehensive training equips learners with the necessary skills to maintain a safe and secure environment.

By taking the course online, learners can benefit from the convenience and flexibility of accessing the material at their own pace and convenience. They can also review the content multiple times to enhance their understanding and retention.

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