Sharps Awareness Training

This Sharps Awareness Training is a video-based e-learning course that will teach you about the prevalence and different types of 'sharps litter' that can be found in the UK. It covers the primary and secondary risks from sharps including some of the common blood-borne viruses.

The course also covers the responsibilities of employers, the equipment required and the effectiveness of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Finally, the course covers how to report discarded sharps and the correct procedures to follow if you're unlucky enough to receive a sharps injury.
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  • High Quality Video E-Learning Experience
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  • References real life, best practice
  • Certificate available to print
Duration: Approx. 55 minutes

£25.00

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About the course

The Sharps Awareness Training course introduces different types of ‘sharps litter’ and covers the primary and secondary risks from sharps including some of the common blood-borne viruses.

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.

The course covers the responsibilities of employers, the equipment required and the effectiveness of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The course concludes with an explanation of how to report discarded sharps and the correct procedures to follow if you receive a sharps injury.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, learners will understand the the impact of ‘sharps litter’ in the UK, be able to define ‘sharps’ and be aware of the different types of ‘sharps litter’ ranging from needles, syringes and scalpel blades to broken glass, knives, scissors and nails.
The learner will understand the primary and secondary risks from sharps and the responsibilities of employers and how they must use risk assessment to ensure the safety of workers. Learners will be made aware of Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV and Tetanus and understand the Chain of Infection, how an infection gets passed on and what steps can be taken to break the chain and stop the process.

It’s important to always handle discarded sharps safely so learners will be made aware of the equipment needed including litter pickers, forceps, disinfectant sprays and gloves, along with the correct techniques you should employ to avoid injury. Learners will be made aware of 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.

Learners will also be made aware of how to report discarded sharps and the correct procedures to follow if they receive a sharps injury.

Who is it for?

The Sharps Awareness Training 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.

Course content

1Sharp Safety, the Basics

2Needlestick Injuries

3The Chain of Infection

4Chances of Infection

5Equipment

6Safe Handling Procedures


Advantages

Knowledge of the dangers associated with sharps, safe handling techniques and use of appropriate PPE will help you to protect yourself from the dangers.
CPD approval means that this course can be used by those that need to prove they are continually developing themselves.
Online training is flexible, efficient and cost effective meaning the candidate can progress through the modules at their own pace and in their own time, so they can fit the training in around their work and personal life.

Further Progression

There are a number of courses in our health and safety and health and social care suites that would make great follow ups to this course and if you are in the adult social care sector then they would all provide valuable additions to your knowledge. Specific topics that compliment this directly are Diabetes Awareness and Introduction to Personal Safety for Lone Workers.

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Sharps Awareness Training Certificate

Our e-learning courses use formal and informal assessment methods to check learner understanding and measure the transfer and retention of knowledge and skills. Upon successful completion of a formal assessment (achieving the pass mark or above), a certificate is awarded to the learner in recognition of their achievement.

Digital certificate – print, download, store

A digital certificate can be downloaded and / or printed. Users may prefer the ‘paper-less’ option that automatically updates their digital learning record, stored in the cloud. Records contain details of sessions including progress, attempts and results – stored on our platform or the client’s Learning Management System (LMS).

Learning records are available 24/7 to review sessions, learner progress as well as provide access to certificates. This information is ideal for recording learning activity centrally including any associated CPD. Various reports demonstrate proof of planned and recorded learning activities. This assists with the management of compliance as well as pathways for achieving competence and behavioural change.

About the certificate

The e-learning certificate includes a unique Certificate ID specific to that learner, learner’s name, course title, the score percent mark achieved along with the date of completion and the marks of the approval, accreditation authorities and / or distribution partners.

Please note: when accessing the course via standalone media or 3rd party systems, you may need to follow separate ‘in-house’ steps for logging learning activity appropriate to that method of delivery.

 

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