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This Course at a Glance
- Define ‘sharps’ and look at the different types that can be found in ‘sharps litter
- Identify the risks of using and handling Sharps in both clinical or non-clinical settings
- Understand the responsibilities of the employer in ensuring the safety of the employees
- Recognise the risks associated with needlestick injuries and know how to reduce them
- Understand how unsafe handling of sharp objects can cause Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV and Tetanus
- Understand the process of transmission of infection
- Assess the chances of infection from needlestick injuries
- Demonstrate how to use the tools needed for safe sharps handling and disposal
Sharps Awareness Course Overview
Sharps injuries are commonly misunderstood to be only a concern for medical and care personnel. People working in other areas, such as garbage disposal or anyone whose employment activities put them in danger of coming into contact with sharp objects are also highly regarded to have the knowledge about safe handling of sharp objects. This Sharps Awareness Training Online Course is designed to equip you with the essential knowledge and skills to use and dispose of sharp objects securely that reduces the risk of damage through effective preventive and control measures. This course outlines the general and legal responsibilities of the concerned employers to conduct regular risk assessments to ensure the overall safety of the employees.
This course provides a concise insight into the various types of “sharps litter” that can be found in the UK, which include needles, syringes, and scalpel blades, as well as shattered glass, knives, scissors, and nails. This course also discusses the primary and secondary hazards associated with sharps, as well as some of the most frequent blood-borne viruses such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV and Tetanus. It concludes with ways to dispose of discarded sharps safely and outlines the appropriate procedure to follow if you’re unfortunate enough to get a sharps injury.
According to research conducted by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), the pandemic’s pressures and a lack of training have resulted in a 50% increase in needlestick injuries. Sharp injuries were reported by a quarter of mental health unit personnel (25%) in the last year, as well as 22% of care/nursing home employees and 18% of patients’ residences staff. There was also a concerning lack of training, with 25% of respondents claiming to have gotten no training on safe sharps use and 21% claiming to have had no instruction on reporting sharps injuries. Sharps Awareness Training Online Course can reduce these figures by supporting and assisting you to use and handle sharp objects safely without posing harm to yourself and those around you.
Upon successful completion of this Sharps Awareness Training Online Course, you will be able to use and discard sharps safely without posing any threat to yourself and those around you.
Who should take this course?
This Sharps Awareness Training Online Course is aimed at:
- Medical Professional
- Veterinary staff
- Anyone working with garbage disposal
This course will provide you with the necessary credentials to work safely and securely around sharp objects, whether you are a medical professional who works with sharp objects on a regular basis, manage medical garbage disposal, or have any other job responsibilities that expose you to the danger of sharp objects.
Employers or employees hailing from the medical industry are not the only ones who can benefit from this training. It instead applies to a wide range of businesses, reaching out to anybody who wants to learn more about how to use and handle sharp things safely.
- There are no academic entry requirements for this Understanding Your Role in Care Online course, and it is open to students of all academic backgrounds.
- However, you are required to have a laptop/desktop/tablet or smartphone and a good internet connection.
This Sharps Awareness Training Online Course assesses learners through multiple choice questions (MCQs). Upon successful completion of each module, learners must answer MCQs to step into the next module. Through the MCQs it is measured how much a learner could grasp from each section. In the assessment pass mark is 75%.
CPD Certification Service
This course is accredited by continuing professional development (CPD). CPD UK is globally recognised by employers, professional organisations, and academic institutions, thus a certificate from CPD Certification Service creates value towards your professional goal and achievement.
CPD certificates are accepted by thousands of professional bodies and government regulators here in the UK and around the world. Many organisations look for employees with CPD requirements, which means, that by doing this course, you would be a potential candidate in your respective field.
Certificate of Achievement
Upon successful completion of this Sharps Awareness Training Online Course, you will be eligible to download CPD accredited free electronic certificate instantly. There is a minimal shipping charge applicable to get the hardcopy course completion certificate which is:
- Shipment Inside the UK = £5.99
- International Shipment = £16.99
CPD is globally recognised by employers, professional organisations and academic intuitions, thus a certificate from CPD Certification Service creates value towards your professional goal and achievement. CPD-certified certificates are accepted by thousands of professional bodies and government regulators here in the UK and around the world.
Although QLS courses are not subject to Ofqual regulation, they must adhere to an extremely high level that is set and regulated independently across the globe. A course that has been approved by the Quality Licence Scheme simply indicates that it has been examined and evaluated in terms of quality and fulfils the predetermined quality standards.
For CPD accredited PDF certificate it will take 24 hours, however for the hardcopy CPD certificate takes 5-7 business days and for the Quality License Scheme certificate it will take 7-9 business days.
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