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Needlestick Training

This half day course is intended for all those who are at risk from contact with discarded hypodermic syringes and needles during their normal work activities. The module is designed to show delegates...Read More

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Course summary

This half day course is intended for all those who are at risk from contact with discarded hypodermic syringes and needles during their normal work activities. The module is designed to show delegates how to prevent contact with a needle. There is also an optional practical session on the safe collection and removal of sharps.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Needlestick safety
  • Legal framework
  • Blood-borne viruses
  • Safe system of work
  • Risk assessment
  • Prevention of injury
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Safe disposal of sharps
  • Review and evaluation

Learning objectives

At the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Knowledge of what sharps are and where they are commonly found
  • An understand of the legal requirements
  • Knowledge of what blood-borne viruses are and how they can spread
  • An understanding of safe working practices
  • Key injury prevention methods
  • Skills to dispose of sharps safely

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