Sharps Injury Prevention and Response

 

Have you ever experienced a cut or injury from a sharp or needlestick? Do you follow sharps injury prevention protocols every time you handle a needle or other sharp? In this course, you will learn about types of sharps, what to do if you experience a sharps injury and how you can prevent injury caused by sharps. You will encounter several scenarios where you will apply your knowledge of sharps and how to prevent sharps injury.

$20.00

Hours: 0.50
REL-ALL-0-SIPR

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (3 Match)

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants

0.5 HOURS


This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.This activity is approved for 0.50 contact hours.

Non-Licensed Direct Care (DSP, HHA, CNA, DCW, PCA, IHA, NA)

0.5 HOURS


Texas Health and Human Services Commission

0.5 HOURS


Texas HHSC has determined that Relias Learning’s submitted training meets or exceeds the minimum standards for HCSSA administrator training in the following categories: Licensed Home Health (LHH), Licensed and Certified Home Health (L&CHH), Hospice. Texas HHSC also recognizes Relias Learning provides continuing education for administrators and alternate administrators. This activity is approved for 0.50 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-ALL-0-SIPR
Hours: 0.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 5/31/2023
Learning Objectives:
Identify different types of sharps.

Implement strategies to prevent sharps injuries.

Describe steps to take after an injury caused by a sharp.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: Types of Sharp Injuries
A. The Problem
B. Who, What, When, and Where
C. Types of Sharps
D. The Last Two Questions
E. Preventing Sharps Injuries
F. Safety Needles
G. Safety Features
H. Mr. Ramos
I. Sharps Containers
J. A Full Sharps Container
K. Look Out for Sharps
L. Walking on Broken Glass
M. “I’m Cut, Now What?”
N. In the Office
Section 3: Conclusion
A. Summary
B. Course Contributors
C. References
D. Congratulations!

Instructor: Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN
Elizabeth Kellerman MSN, RN started in nursing in 2007 after graduating from Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, California. While working in a critical care unit at Sutter Mills-Peninsula Hospital she earned her CCRN and TNCC. Her experience and knowledge led her to nursing education where she taught at a community college while working to receive her Master’s in Nurse Education at Western Carolina University. As a nursing instructor, she spent time in many types of care settings including medical-surgical inpatient and community living centers. Her passion for education and training has most recently led her to a position as subject matter expert and content writer for Relias. Disclosure: Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry level General Staff; in the following settings: All Healthcare Settings.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous Distance Learning with interactivity which includes quizzes with questions/answers, and posttests.
Accommodations
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support by calling (800) 381-2321 or emailing support@relias.com