Needlestick Injury

This excellent training course offers a comprehensive exploration of needlestick injury, ensuring that it can be prevented but dealt with effectively when it does occur.

Health and social care workers are regularly exposed to needles and other sharps. Needlestick injury doesn’t just go with the territory; exposure can be dangerous and result in pain, infection or illness. In your role, it’s vital that you understand how to protect yourself, and others, from needlestick injury.

A ‘must have’ for induction, refresher, management and vocational training.

Plus, every trainee receives a FREE training certificate on completion of the course!


SCTV is the only online care training provider to be accredited by the BAC as well as CPD, assuring you of best quality training and service.


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As a guide, this course should take between 25 to 35 minutes. Remember, of course, different people learn at different rates for various reasons.

Printable PDF Syllabus

The syllabus includes, for example:

  • What is a needlestick injury?
  • What are sharps?
  • Who’s at risk
  • Common causes
  • Risk of infection
  • When needlestick injuries occur
  • Managing risks
  • Injury procedures
  • Health risks
  • Recording needlestick injuries
  • Exposure to blood or body fluids
  • Blood testing
  • Bloodborne pathogens
  • Training
  • Safety features
  • Safe use of sharps
  • Unsafe use of sharps
  • Sharps containers
  • Sharps disposal