Sharps Safety

Product Details
Product ID: 2005
Year Produced: 2021
Length: 17 min.
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After completing this study guide and viewing the accompanying video, the perioperative registered nurse and other perioperative team members will have increased their knowledge of controls and practices for optimizing safety when handling sharp objects and devices. Team members can use this knowledge to reduce the risk for percutaneous injuries and transmission of infectious pathogens.

Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of an institutional exposure control plan
  • Use devices that incorporate engineering controls to reduce the risk of injury in the perioperative setting
  • Implement work practice controls to reduce the risk for sharps-related injuries
  • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Safely dispose of used sharps