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Needles and Sharps

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This course is perfect for people that work in the healthcare environment and need to know about handling needles and sharps. The law surrounding needle usage and disposal will be covered, as well as best practice to ensure risks is minimised.

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All about this course

Needles and sharps are something that everyone working in the health care industry should have good knowledge on. In this course we will be looking at the laws surrounding sharps, how employees can keep themselves protected, as well as using needles and sharps safely and why it is so important to.

This course is perfect for nurses, healthcare assistants and anyone else who works with needles and sharps in their role.

In order to complete the course, you must achieve 80% or more in the final multiple choice quiz.

You will earn 3 CPD points on completion of the course, this course will take around 3 hours to complete and the certificate will last for two years.

  • Fully CPD registered
  • Completed online with instant downloadable certificate
  • Fully printed certificate posted next day
  • Covers all required legislation and practices
  • Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass

Units covered

  • Unit 1 – Introduction to Sharps and Needles – In our first unit it will be exploring what needles and sharps are and what the risks could be to individuals and staff that don’t handle needles and sharps correctly.
  • Unit 2 – Sharps and the Law – In this unit we will be exploring the legislations on using and disposing of needles and sharps and why they have been put in place.
  • Unit 3 – Protecting Employees – This unit will look at how to carry out risk assessments to help prevent exposure to hazards as far as reasonably possible.
  • Unit 4 – Using Needles and Sharps Safely – This unit will look at the safe usage of sharps, it will also look at the types of injury that can be caused by sharps and how these can be dealt with.
  • Unit 5 – Disposing of Needles and Sharps Safely – In our final unit it will look at the importance of disposing needles and sharps safely and how this is carried out in line with the regulations and legislations.
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Needles and sharps course
Needles and Sharps
£20 + VAT