This module provides details on the steps that can be taken to minimise the risk of exposure to bloodborne viruses associated with the use of needles and other sharps.
It provides information on the immediate steps to take when an occupational exposure occurs. It then discusses the management protocols for an occupational exposure to bloodborne viruses.
This module is aimed at all clinical and non-clinical employees of an Aboriginal health service who are required to use needles and sharps in their work, or handle used needles and sharps.
At the end of this module participants will be able to: