Sharps Awareness

Sharps Awareness

Sharps Awareness

This course provides comprehensive training on sharps litter awareness in the UK. It covers the types of sharps, associated risks, employer responsibilities, necessary equipment, and the effectiveness of personal protective equipment. Modules include videos and MCQs for interactive learning. Learners can choose specific modules for a logical development of sharp awareness. Multiple attempts are allowed to achieve a 75% passing mark in each module.



  1. Brief Description of Sharps Awareness

    In this course, you'll learn about the prevalence and different types of 'sharps litter' that can be found in the UK. It then covers the primary and secondary risks from sharps including some of the common blood-borne viruses.
  2. Module 1: Sharp Safety, the Basics

    This course begins with statistics and background. Up to 10% of discarded needles contain active Hepatitis B or C infection, according to research. A recent EU assessment predicted 330,500 UK injectors.
  3. Module 2: Needlestick Injuries

    In this section, we'll discuss employers' obligations and needle stick injury dangers. If they use sharps to offer care or other services to people who are likely to use, employers must control the risk to their personnel.
  4. Module 3: The Chain of Infection

    Transmission of infection is examined in this section. Many infectious diseases end with a host. The infection chain has six links. Infection reservoir exit indicates transmission gateway entry and new vulnerable host.
  5. Module 4: Chances of Infection

    This section discusses needle stick infection risk. A needle stick injury can cause infection depending on many circumstances, including pathogens. To determine if an infected person used the needle.
  6. Module 5: Equipment

    Sharps, handling equipment, and proper disposal will be covered in this module. We also discuss personal protection gear, especially gloves. Discarded sharps require special handling equipment. Sharps containers should be used to dispose of discarded sharps.
  7. Module 6: Safe Handling Procedures

    Within this module, We'll show you how to remove disposable gloves to avoid cross contamination and how to wash your hands properly when you find or handle sharps. We'll conclude with the protocols for reporting a sharp's find.

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