The aim of this course provide candidates with the knowledge and skills to ensure health and safety regarding the safe use of sharps within a health and social care setting in compliance with relevant legislation, regulations, guidance and good practice. That all staff will be able to identify hazards associated with healthcare practices and take actions to minimise the risks and maximise the safe use of sharps.
How Long is the Course?
Candidates will have a greater understanding of safe sharps management and be able to apply core principles within the workplace. By the end of the course the candidate will be able to Identify
• Policy and procedure
• who is at risk
• the key diseases associated with needlestick injury
• How to protect yourself
• Current Legislation
• Collection procedures
• What to do in an emergency
• Basic H&S (including Risk Assessment)
Who is the Course Aimed At?
The target audience will be any person working within the health and social care arena
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