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How to Investigate: Sharps Injuries Online Short Course – July 16

July 16 at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT


Topic: How to Investigate: Sharps Injuries
Duration: 2 hours
CEUs: 0.2
Cost: $179*

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year 385,000 needlesticks and other sharps-related injuries are sustained by hospital-based healthcare personnel. The estimate jumps to between 600,000 and a million when you also consider healthcare workers in non-hospital settings. Prevention is crucial as needlesticks are the most common cause of healthcare work-related exposure to bloodborne pathogens including HIV, and hepatitis B and C.

Every sharps incident includes the same, key fundamental cause-and-effect relationships. Knowing these allows you to analyze sharps injuries efficiently—without sacrificing the effectiveness of your investigation. During this two-hour online short course, you will learn the fundamental causal relationship for every sharps injury and how to use that information to conduct a thorough investigation.

After the course, attendees will receive:

  • Training Summary Document (PDF)
  • Cause Mapping Template in Excel
  • Examples that were presented during the course
  • Certificate of Completion with 0.2 CEUs**

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*Group and corporate rates are available.

**ThinkReliability has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). As a result of our Authorized Provider membership status, ThinkReliability is authorized to offer 0.2 CEUs for this online short course.