Needlestick Injury

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.

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About the course

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.

Who is this course for?

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

What does the course cover?

  • 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
Download the syllabus (PDF)

How is the course assessed?

After each module you will be asked a set of multiple-choice questions. The answers are marked automatically so you instantly know your score.

Every trainee receives a FREE training certificate on completion of the course as evidence for your records.

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£1.49* Buy credits *Excludes VAT. Based on bulk credit pricing
  • CPD Accredited and Skills for Care Endorsed
  • Free certification
  • Standards compliant
  • Access course on desktop and mobile, from work or home
  • No time limits, work at your own pace
  • Monitor and track staff progress

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