This series of short videos have been prepared for NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde staff to raise awareness of sharp safety, sharp devices and how some of these devices should be used safely. These video clips, in conjunction with the e-learning modules on NHS LearnPro, form a learning and awareness package suitable for all staff who will use a sharps device, or be at risk of a sharps injury.
This short series of video clips has demonstrated the common activation techniques of safety devices used widely in NHSGGC. Practitioners should always ensure that they are knowledgeable and up to date with the activation techniques on all devices that they use and should seek advice from line managers if any further education or awareness is required.
LearnPro Sharps Related Modules
All staff who use or may come into contact with a healthcare related sharps are required to undertake the "GGC: 061 Management of Needlestick & Similar Injuries" module.
In addition, all staff who use healthcare related sharps are required to undertake the NES module "Prevention and Management of Occupational Exposure".
Both modules can be found by entering 'sharps' into the search bar on LearnPro. Further guidance for locating the modules can be found here.