Disinfection & Decontamination

Sharps Injuries

Contributes 1 hour to your CPD


(or included in your £37.99 yearly subscription)

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Course Details:

This course takes an in-depth look at managing inoculation injuries effectively, considering staff and patient safety.

You will be presented with a short presentation followed by an assessment.

If you achieve 80% or more you pass the course and will receive a printable certificate to place in your CPD folder. 

If you do not pass, you will have the opportunity to review the content and retake the assessment when you feel confident.


This course aims to provide learners with an understanding of safer sharps and highlight the importance of appropriate inoculation injury procedures.


Learners will be able to:

  • List the correct steps to take in the event of an inoculation injury
  • Explain what an inoculation injury is and how it can be obtained
  • Explain the requirement for safer sharps
  • List required documents

Learning Outcomes:

The learner understands:

  • Correct procedures for handling inoculation injuries
  • Requirements for safer sharps
  • What inoculation injuries are
  • How inoculation injuries can occur
  • The required documents to ensure staff and patient safety