medical students in saudi arabia

Basic infection control guidelines and safe procedures

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SCHSSaudi Commission for Health Specialties

4 continuing medical education hours


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The scientific committee found there is a learning gap in dealing with sharp equipment as follows: 

1) Shortage of information about the importance of safe injection practices to prevent needle stick injuries, transmission of blood-borne pathogens, and other complications. 

2) Lack of knowledge about various sharps safety devices, their appropriate use, and their limitations to ensure the safety of healthcare workers and patients. 

3) Weak awareness during the event of a needle stick injury or exposure to potentially infectious materials. 

4) Limited understanding of the different techniques in injections such as injection sites, injection equipment...etc.


1) Identify the importance of sharps safety and risks associated with needle stick injuries.

2) Clarify the types of sharps, safe handling techniques, and guidelines for safe injection practices.

3) Explain the injection techniques and site selection and proper use of injection equipment.

4) Describe the steps to be taken following a needle stick or sharps injury, including immediate first aid measures, reporting procedures, and follow-up evaluation and

Main Theme

  • Importance of sharps safety in healthcare settings
  • Risks associated with needle stick injuries
  • Principles of safe injection practices
  • Preventing contamination and cross-infection
  • Blood borne Pathogen Transmission and Prevention:
  • Sterile packaging and storage
  • Emerging trends and technologies in disinfection and sterilization
  • Infection control measures and standard precautions


By the end of this event, the learners will be able to: Recognize and identify how to deal safely with sharp waste depending on the professional approach and managing different case scenarios

Target Audience

All professions Medicals


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