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Sharps Safety: Stabbing Issues and Cutting Trends

Course Description

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 environment exposure to BBPs, 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.


Upon completion of this course, the participant will 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
Intended Audience

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

Accreditation - Nursing
This program has been approved for 1 contact hour(s) Continuing Education (CE) by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 15005.
Course Length
On hour

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