To provide staff a good insight and increase their awareness about needle stick injuries and Blood Borne Viruses.
By the end of the course candidates will be able to:
• To gain an understanding of Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV – definition, transmission, signs and symptoms and treatment.
• To be aware of where used needles may be found
• To develop an understanding of how to prevent needlestick injuries
• To gain an understanding of the specific first aid procedures surrounding a needlestick injury