Complete Sharps Injury Prevention Training Course

Stay Safe at Work: Sharps Injury Prevention Training for healthcare professionals. Learn, Prevent, Protect – Your Safety Matters


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What is Sharp Injury Prevention

The revised bloodborne pathogen standards (BPS) focus heavily on preventing needle-stick and sharps injuries. This is to address the continuing high number of occupational injuries in healthcare. Also, Hepatitis C is a serious concern. Most occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens occurs through sharps.

The objective of the sharps injury prevention training is to help you understand why the revised BPS standards prohibit the use of hazardous sharps and injuries. As you go through the sharps injury prevention training, you’ll learn why the standards recommend using SESIPs and prohibiting hazardous sharps and needle devices.

We’ll introduce you to the two concepts of injury prevention: the barrier precaution concept and the hierarchy of controls concept. You’ll also learn about work practices that can prevent sharps injury.

Lastly, you’ll learn about sharps injury prevention (SIP) programs. The sharps injury prevention training also covers the SIP program. In the SIP section, we’ll take a look at the components of an SIP program and how to run it effectively.

Course Description

Course NameSharps Injury Prevention
Duration30 mins
Certificate IncludedYes
Languages English
Course TypeInteractive online training
FormatLM-light, SCORM 1.2
Supported DevicesDesktop/Laptop, Tablet, Phone
Last UpdatedJune 30, 2021

What you’ll learn

  • What are sharps and needle-stick safety?
  • Why is a sharps injury prevention program so important
  • Preferred work practices for preventing sharps injuries
  • Concepts of injury prevention strategies
  • Essentials of a sharps Injury prevention program


  1. Introduction to the sharps injury prevention training
  2. What is sharps and needle-stick safety?
  3. What is an SIP program?
  4. Prohibition highlights of the Revised BPS standards
  5. How to launch an SIP Program? 
  6. Steps to Launch your SIP Program
  7. Multi-component prevention approaches SIP Program
  8. Five operational processes of SIP Program
  9. Sharps injury prevention strategies
  10. Hierarchy of controls and shart safety
  11. Preferred work practices to prevent sharps injuries
  12. Components of SIP program
  13. Operational processes of SIP Program
  14. Availability of safe systems
  15. Summary of the sharps injury prevention training

Who Should Attend?

Any worker at risk of needle-stick or sharps injury, including doctors, nursing staff, lab workers and housekeepers.

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As per the universal precautions suggested by OSHA, you should maintain a barrier between yourself and blood (or other body fluids) regardless of the patient’s infection status. The universal precautions also focus on the careful handling and disposal of sharp devices and the use of personal protective practices. This includes the use of instruments, rather than fingers, to grasp needles, retract tissues, and load/unload needles and scalpels, and give verbal callouts when passing sharps. 

Along with universal precautions, you should also use the hierarchy of control concept for injury prevention. Using strategies based on this concept can help reduce injuries due to recapping and disposal-related injuries. As per the hierarchy of control concept, you should prioritize practices that eliminate or reduce the use of needles and other sharps when possible.

To prevent sharps injuries, use proper handling techniques, dispose of sharp objects in designated containers, and wear protective gear. Stay vigilant and follow safety protocols to reduce the risk of harm.

Sharps injury protection involves following safety measures when handling sharp objects to prevent accidental injuries. Proper disposal, protective equipment, and adherence to protocols are key to safeguarding against harm.

In case of a sharps injury, wash the wound under running water, clean it with antiseptic, and apply a sterile dressing. Seek medical attention promptly to assess and manage potential risks.

A comprehensive sharps injury prevention program comprises training on safe handling, proper disposal methods, providing puncture-resistant containers, encouraging reporting, and continuous evaluation to ensure a safe work environment and minimize risks.