Sharps Safety with Animals
This course is a prerequisite to all training involving the use of sharps when working with live animals within the ANU. It is designed to give participants the background knowledge and practical skills to safely handle sharps and animals at the same time. The bulk of the course focuses on the use of needles and syringes, but can be modified to suit the use of other sharps such as scalpel blades and surgical scissors.
Topics covered include:
- ANU policy on sharps.
- needle and syringe selection.
- practical handling of needles and syringes.
- disposal of sharps.
- injury from sharps.
On completion of this course participants will have the necessary knowledge and practical skills to handle sharps safely when working with laboratory rodents. Further training will be required, however, to perform injection techniques on animals.
This course is delivered as required*, by a one-off practical session including theoretical notes and an online assessment. The course can be delivered to groups of up to 8 participants and can be offered in association with any injection/advanced technique introductory course.
*NOTE: please enrol separately for advanced techniques training such as injections. This sharps safety course will run in conjunction with your technical training session as it is a prerequisite to advanced techniques certification.
There is no charge for this course for staff and students of CMBE.
Other ANU - $29
Other Organisation - by negotiation
Please contact APF Animal Services at the email above for further enquiries/applications.