sharps awareness

£22 + VAT

SHARPS AWARENESS
This course is aimed at anyone who may come into contact with sharps waste whilst performing their working activities. This ranges from those in healthcare to waste disposal with a wide range of others.
COURSE INFORMATION
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 you'll learn about the prevalence and different types of 'sharps litter' that can be found in the UK. It then covers the primary and secondary risks from sharps including some of the common blood borne viruses. It also covers the responsibilities of employers, the equipment needed and the effectiveness of PPE. 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 OVERVIEW
  1. Sharp Safety, the Basics
  2. Needlestick Injuries
  3. The Chain of Infection
  4. Chances of Infection
  5. Equipment
  6. Safe Handling Procedures
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Duration

55 minutes

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