Needlestick Injuries and Guidelines for Management - RAD788

Needlestick Injuries and Guidelines for Management

by Nandini Sabharwal, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, AE-C
(4.6 / 33 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Radiologic Technology (1.00 CE Credit)

Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00


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.
Imaging and radiation therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
This activity is approved for credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 9/17/2019 to 10/1/2020.
This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ASRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat a self-learning activity for credit if it was reported in the same or any subsequent biennium.

Course Originally Released on: 9/3/2019
Date of Most Recent Review: 9/3/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 10/1/2020

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.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Fredrick A - Ash Fork, AZ  ·  Feb 14, 2020
Informative and up-to-date information.
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Cassandra M - Perry, IA  ·  Jan 25, 2020
This course was very informative
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ROBYN V - Devils Lake, ND  ·  Jan 22, 2020
good information on a subject not to familiar with
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FRANK B - Glen Cove, NY  ·  Jan 17, 2020
very interesting course and learned a good amount of information from .
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Andrea J - Fort Collins, CO  ·  Jan 16, 2020
I found it to be very informative.
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Price: $10.00
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