This course is for healthcare workers who are at high risk for exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
Bloodborne Pathogens for Healthcare Workers
Bloodborne Pathogens Training for Healthcare Workers
Healthcare workers are at high risk for exposure to bloodborne pathogens. This bloodborne pathogens training course covers the OSHA requirements for minimizing your exposure to bloodborne pathogens through the use of Standard Precautions such as protective clothing and equipment, the appropriate handling of sharps, and the disposal of potentially infectious waste. This course introduces the student to what bloodborne pathogens are, how to reduce the risk of exposure, and precautionary practices that are recommended by OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention). This bloodborne pathogens training course is a must for anyone who has contact with infectious or potentially infectious bodily fluids and materials.
Upon completion of this course you will be able to:
- List the basic components of OSHA’s bloodborne pathogens standard.
- Describe three common bloodborne diseases and their modes of transmission
- Identify several types of personal protective equipment (PPE), engineering controls and work practices that can help to decrease your risk of exposure.
- Recognize warning labels.
- Define an exposure incident and describe the follow-up required.
- Introduction to Bloodborne Pathogens
- What are Bloodborne Pathogens?
- How BBP’s are transmitted.
- Exposure prevention and the BBP standard
- Requirements for an Exposure Control Plan
- Responding to Emergencies
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