This course describes sharps safety and the impact an injury or exposure can have personally and professionally. Incidence, risks and prevention is discussed to help the nurse implement an increased awareness for sharps safety for themselves and others. The impact of sharps injuries is felt not only by the person with the injury but others who may be directly or indirectly involved.
This course has been approved for 2 Contact Hours by the California Board of Vocational Nursing.
- Name three ways to improve sharps safety in practice
- Name three blood borne diseases that may be contracted through a sharps exposure
- Explain what prophylaxis measures may be taken after a sharps exposure
Maryrose Espil, RN, MSN has more than 25 years experience in the health care field. She started training as a nursing assistant as a teen and has worked as a CNA, Certified Home Health Aide, Licensed Vocational Nurse and Registered Nurse in various health care settings. She received her Master’s Degree in Nursing Education from Excelsior College in 2012. She enjoys teaching and developing curriculum while working as a registered nurse in direct patient care. There are no relevant financial relationships with any product manufacturer or service provider mentioned.