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DA: Safety DA-08: Sharps
No. Competency Item NAC DEV COM DTE EXC
DA-08-01 Demonstrate knowledge of the facility / organization policy for disposal of sharps.
DA-08-02 Demonstrate the knowledge and understanding of the dangers of incorrect disposal of sharps.
  Demonstrate knowledge and ability to use precautions in handling of sharps and follow agency protocol regarding:          
  • disposal of needles
  • DA-08-04
  • removal of needles from disposable syringes
  • DA-08-05
  • removal of scalpel blades from handle.
  • DA-08-06 Demonstrate knowledge and ability to immediately report needlestick injury to appropriate personnel as per agency protocol.
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