CE: Sharps Safety: Stabbing Issues and Cutting Trends

Course Overview:

This self-study program is designed to provide participants with current data on sharp injuries, ongoing issues and current trends since the advent of the federal needle stick safety and prevention act and the 2001 revised occupational safety and health administration bloodborne pathogen (BBP)standard. This program includes updated information related to healthcare environments exposure to BBP’s, injection practices and how the risks of sharps injury exposure can be avoided within a culture of safety. The focus will be on providing data and clinical practice perspectives to promote a culture of safety for the healthcare worker, patients and the environment they share

After completing this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Review the risk of sharps injury exposure to bloodborne pathogens (BBP)
  • Identify hindrances to creating a culture of safety
  • Discuss presented data relative to who, where and how sharps injuries occur
  • Examine the risk of noncompliance with current legislation

Course Length: One Hour

Intended Audience:
This self-study program is designed for healthcare professionals interested in enhancing their personal and professional development by participating in CE programs based on current research and practice


1 Go to Smiths Medical Online Training Portal www.smiths-medical-education.com and register for access
2 If you have previously registered on the Smiths Medical Online Portal for product training, enter your log-in details in the “Returning User” section. Once logged in, click on the "Add new course" button on the right side of the screen.
3 Enter the following registration code: SMCEALL (Note: This code will provide access to all of our continuing education courses)
4 First time users will be prompted to register and create a user name and password.

Once logged into the system, select “Sharps Safety: Stabbing Issues and Cutting Trends.” Read the course materials and instructions overview located at the top of the screen. The self-study and course overview are provided under the “documents” section.

6 Click on “Test”, left hand side of screen, then select “Take test” when completed click “Submit”. A score of 80% or greater is needed to pass. You may retake the test as many times as necessary to pass.
7 Select “Evaluation” left hand side of screen, then select “Take evaluation” and when completed click “Submit”. All users must successfully complete the activity including the post test and evaluation to view and print their Certificate of Completion.
8 Print or save certificate for your records.



  • Records for educational activities will be maintained for five years.
  • For questions please email: continuing.education@smiths-medical.com
  • This course may only be completed once for contact hour credit.
  • Please refer to the online portal for course expiration date.

Successful completion of this activity awards 1 contact hour of Continuing Nursing Education credit.


Accreditation – Nursing

Smiths Medical Clinical Education Provider Unit is approved for providing continuing nursing education by the California Board of Nursing, provider number CEP 15005.

Approval as a provider refers only to this continuing education activity and does not imply California Board of Registered Nursing endorsement of any commercial products.

Accreditation – Respiratory

Select programs are approved for contact hour continuing respiratory care education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC), 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100, Irving, TX, 75063. Program approval refers only to the continuing education activities and does not imply AARC endorsement of any commercial products

Commercial Support

These continuing education activities are supported by Smiths Medical North America. Please note that all Smiths Medical training options may not be available in all global regions.