Sharps Awareness e-learning

It's often mistakenly believed that sharps injuries only affect medical and care professionals. However, individuals in other sectors, like waste disposal, may also encounter used sharps.

Course Description

In this online Sharps Awareness E-Learning course, we'll begin by examining statistics related to discarded needles and defining 'sharps', encompassing various types found in 'sharps litter', such as needles, syringes, and blades. 

Next, we'll explore the primary and secondary risks associated with sharps, focusing on employer responsibilities and the use of risk assessment to ensure worker safety. 

The course will then delve into detailed discussions on infectious diseases like Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV, and Tetanus, along with explaining the Chain of Infection to understand transmission and prevention measures. 

Additionally, we'll assess the probability of infection from needlestick injuries and factors influencing it. 

To ensure safe handling of discarded sharps, we'll review necessary equipment like litter pickers, forceps, and gloves, emphasizing proper techniques to avoid injuries.  

Furthermore, the course will elaborate on correct sharps handling procedures, including safe disposal and glove removal to prevent cross-contamination, and effective handwashing techniques. 

Finally, we'll cover reporting procedures for discarded sharps and the correct steps to follow in case of a sharps injury. 

Modules Covered

  • Sharp Safety, the Basics 
  • Needlestick Injuries 
  • The Chain of Infection 
  • Chances of Infection 
  • Equipment 
  • Safe Handling Procedures 

Accreditation

The Sharps Awareness E-Learning course has received approval from prominent industry organisations; IOSH, IIRSM, and CPD. 

Our IIRSM & CPD approved courses are owned by VideoTile Learning Ltd and distributed under licence. 

Benefits

  • Enhanced Safety: Acquiring knowledge about the dangers of sharps, safe handling techniques, and the use of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) enables individuals to safeguard themselves from potential hazards. 
  • Industry Recognition: The Sharps Awareness E-Learning course is endorsed by renowned industry bodies such as IOSH, IIRSM, and CPD, enhancing its credibility and value. 
  • Flexibility: Online training offers flexibility, allowing candidates to progress through the modules at their preferred pace, fitting the training into their busy schedules and personal commitments. 
  • Efficiency: With targeted learning modules, candidates can focus on specific topics relevant to their needs, maximising learning efficiency and retention. 
  • Cost-effectiveness: CPD-approved online training offers a more affordable alternative to traditional classroom-based training, saving on travel and accommodation expenses while providing comprehensive education on sharps awareness. 

Eligibility

This Sharps Awareness E-Learning course online targets individuals who may encounter sharps waste during their regular work duties. 

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Course fee

£ 20 £ 25
Sharps Awareness e-learning

It's often mistakenly believed that sharps injuries only affect medical and care professionals. However, individuals in other sectors, like waste disposal, may also encounter used sharps.

55 minutes
Online Based

Course fee

£ 20 £ 25
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