Sharps Injury Prevention and Response

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.


Hours: 0.50


Certificates provided by accrediting body (3 Match)

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants


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 0.5000 contact hours.

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


Texas Health and Human Services Commission


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: 12/31/2023
Learning Objectives:
Identify different types of sharps.
Implement strategies to prevent sharps injuries.
Describe steps to take after an injury caused by a sharp.


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 worked as a critical care nurse in an Intensive Care Unit of a community hospital and that experience provided significant training in caring for older adults. Her experience and knowledge led her to nursing education where she taught at a community college as she received 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 Curriculum Designer for Relias. Disclosure: Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Financial Relationship with Relias LLC as a Salaried Employee All of the relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with No Entities Exists as a Contributor All of the relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.
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/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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