INF001 - Sharps Injury Prevention

$15.95
SKU
012-INF001A

This course provides an overview of health care workers’ roles in preventing needlesticks and other sharp object injuries, and what to do if such an event occurs. The lesson also illustrates how to implement a sharps injury prevention program.

This course provides an overview of health care workers’ roles in preventing needlesticks and other sharp object injuries, and what to do if such an event occurs. The lesson also illustrates how to implement a sharps injury prevention program.  

Learning objectives

  1. Define bloodborne pathogen.
  2. Identify high-risk sharps devices linked to exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
  3. Describe how to properly dispose of contaminated sharps in sharps containers.
  4. Recognize the components of the federal Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act.
  5. Identify ways to implement compliance of sharps injury prevention within a health care setting.
  6. Explain an employer’s responsibilities following an employee’s exposure to a bloodborne pathogen.

Continuing education:0.75 Business/Facilities Management (B) PCEs by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC); VGM Education is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.

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