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Sharps are needles, blades (such as scalpels) and other medical instruments that are necessary for carrying out healthcare work and could cause an injury by cutting or pricking the skin.

How to use sharps safety devices

This series of short videos have been prepared for NHSGGC 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.

How to use sharps safety devices

1: Introduction

Duration – 4.5 minutes

2: Peripheral Vascular Cannula

Duration – 4.0 minutes

3: Hypodermic needles

Duration – 2.0 minutes

Additional Documentation

4: Venepuncture kits

Duration – 5.0 minutes

Additional Documentation

5: Safety insulin syringe

Duration – 2.0 minutes

Additional Documentation

Additional Information

Safe Use of Sharps in Healthcare Selection and Ordering Protocol