Continuing Education Course: Sharps Safety: Stabbing Issues and Cutting Trends

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

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:
TThis 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.

Registration Process – First Time Learners
  1. Go to Smiths Medical Online Training Portal -
  2. Click the Register button
  3. Enter 2013-CE01 and then click Continue
  4. Follow prompts to create your account
Registration Process – Add Course to Account
  1. Log-in
  2. Click Add Course button
  3. Enter Registration Code for course you want added to account
  • Successful completion of this activity awards one contact hour of Continuing Nursing Education credit.
  • Records for educational activities will be maintained for five years.
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  • This course may only be completed once for contact hour credit.
  • Please refer to the online portal for course expiration date.

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.

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.