INF005 - Needlestick Prevention
This course contains two articles addressing needlestick prevention: one describing the needlestick injury (NSI) prevention activities at a California hospital and the other describing safe practices for health care providers and individuals with diabetes.
This course explains the risks of needlestick injuries, how to prevent them, what to do if a needlestick injury happens, and both the employee's and employer's responsibilities concerning needlestick prevention and injury. To successfully complete this course, you must attain a minimum score of 80% on the final exam and complete the course training survey. To successfully complete this course, you must attain a minimum score of 80% on the final exam and complete the course training survey. Learning objectives: 1. Identify the risks of bloodborne pathogens and needlestick injuries. 2. Explain reasons why an employee may choose to not report a needlestick or sharps injury. 3. Identify employer responsibilities for preventing or minimizing needlestick or sharps injuries. 4. Explain employee responsibilities in preventing needlestick or sharps injuries and what to do if an incident occurs. Continuing education: Continuing education: This course does not offer any CEUs.