Sharps/Needle Awareness Level 2
The Sharps/Needle Awareness Level 2 webinar is designed to raise awareness of the risks involved with injuries caused by sharps and needles. The course is suitable for individuals who work in environments where sharps and needles are used, such as healthcare, social care, and waste management.
The course covers a range of topics, including the risks associated with sharps and needles, how to identify and handle different types of sharps, and the appropriate procedures for disposal and reporting of sharps injuries. The webinar is delivered by experienced trainers who are experts in sharps awareness and management.
Delegates will learn about the risks associated with sharps and needles, including the transmission of blood-borne viruses such as HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C. They will also be provided with practical guidance on how to handle sharps safely, including how to use personal protective equipment (PPE) and how to dispose of sharps safely.
Upon successful completion of the webinar, delegates will be issued with a certificate that is valid for 3 years. This certificate demonstrates that the delegate has gained an understanding of the risks associated with sharps and needles, as well as the appropriate procedures for handling and disposing of sharps safely.
- List the legislation associated with sharps awareness
- Explain the term ‘sharps’
- List the infections associated with sharps
- Explain the importance of risk assessment in sharps awareness
- Describe how to treat a sharps injury
Aim: To provide delegates with the information and training required by law to prepare them for working in confined spaces.
Aim: To raise awareness of the risks involved with injuries caused by sharps / needles.
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Aim: To raise delegates’ awareness of stress, and to introduce them to techniques used to manage your stress.