Preventing Needlesticks and Other Sharps Injuries

Preventing Needlesticks and Other Sharps Injuries

Preventing Needlesticks and Other Sharps Injuries

Preventing Needlesticks and Other Sharps Injuries

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The CDC estimates 385,000 sharps injuries annually among hospital-based healthcare professionals. Therefore, it is crucial that healthcare professionals have the proper tools to prevent needlesticks and other sharps injuries. This course will cover the risks associated with needlesticks, HIV transmission, sharps injury costs, common devices involved in sharps injuries, safety devices, eliminating needle use, and how to prevent sharps injuries.

COURSE INFORMATION

30 minValid for 12 monthsCreated 2017-09-13Updated 2017-09-13

Course Objectives

  • Learn how needlesticks and sharps injuries can be prevented
  • Become familiar with the risks of injury
  • Learn the common devices involved in sharps injuries, safety devices, and eliminating needle use

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