Needlestick Injuries and Guidelines for Management - CMEZ788

Needlestick Injuries and Guidelines for Management

by Nandini Sabharwal, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, AE-C
(3.9 / 7 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (1.00 Credits)
Physician (1.00 Credits)

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


Needlestick injuries continue to pose a threat to all healthcare professionals (HCPs) involved in patient care. Despite the preventative processes health care institutions have put into place to prevent needlestick injuries, HCPs still face this threat every day. There is a plethora of information and recommendations now available on the appropriate treatment for occupational exposures and the management of needlestick injuries. This module will review the current literature on managing the most common bloodborne pathogens transmitted from needlestick injuries and evaluating post-exposure prophylaxis.


The purpose of this needlestick continuing education program is to provide healthcare professionals with guidelines for treating needlestick injuries. After studying the material presented here, the provider will be able to:
  • Identify factors that can lead to a needlestick injury.
  • Recognize the risk of disease transmission from needlestick injuries.
  • Identify procedures to follow after a needlestick injury.
  • Discuss the workup of a provider with a needlestick injury and responsibilities of various members of the interprofessional team.

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, imaging and radiation therapists, laboratory professionals, nurses, physicians, and surgical techs.
Physicians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine, Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and Florida Physician Assistants (provider # 50-1489).
Physician Continuing Education Credit
OnCourse Learning designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physician Assistant Continuing Education Credit
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hour of Category I credit for completing this program.
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 9/3/2019
Date of Most Recent Review: 9/3/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 9/3/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Kenneth H - New York, NY  ·  Mar 18, 2020
very informative, very difficult subject to explain
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Yessica B - Tucson, AZ  ·  Oct 26, 2019
The subject matter was adequate for the CE subject
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Cheryl B - Tucson, AZ  ·  Sep 25, 2019
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Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50