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Sharps Awareness Course Description
Free E – Certificate and Hardcopy Certificate Included | Accredited by CPD UK | MCQ Based Exam | Interactive Video Training
This sharps awareness course is accredited by the CPD UK. 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.
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 sharps awareness course, we’ll start by looking at some statistics relating to discarded needles, then 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.
It then covers the primary and secondary risks from sharps. It’ll look at the responsibilities of employers and how they must use risk assessment to ensure workers safety, as much as possible.
Then, the sharps awareness course will take a detailed look at Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV and Tetanus
There’ll be a section on the Chain of Infection, helping you to understand how an infection gets passed on, and what steps can be taken to break the chain and stop the process.
It’ll 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 so the sharps awareness 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 minimise cross-contamination, and correct hand washing procedures.
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.
Why Choose Sharps Awareness :
- Accredited by The CPD UK
- Free E – certificate available instantly upon completion of the Sharps Awareness course
- MCQ Exam and 24/7 Support Included
- Learn from industry experts
- High-quality e-learning study materials
- Self-paced, no fixed schedules
- Available to students anywhere in the world
- Study in a user-friendly, advanced online learning platform
Accredited by CPD
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service
Who is this Sharps Awareness course for?
This sharps awareness course is aimed at anyone who may come into contact with sharps waste whilst performing their day to day working activities. This ranges from people working in healthcare to those in waste disposal with a wide range of others.
- There are no academic entry requirements for this sharps awareness course, and it is open to students of all academic backgrounds.
Certification for Sharps Awareness
CPD UK Accredited Certificate of Achievement
On completion of the Sharps Awareness course, you will be eligible to obtain your instant Free E – Certificate. There is a minimal shipping charge applicable to get the hardcopy course completion certificate which is:
- Inside the UK = £5.99
- International Students = £16.99
|Module 1: Sharp Safety, the Basics|
|Module 2: Needlestick Injuries|
|Module 3: The Chain of Infection|
|Module 4: Chances of Infection|
|Module 5: Equipment|
|Module 6: Safe Handling Procedures|
|Obtain Your Certificate of Completion|
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