Blood Borne Pathogens (INF002)

Health Sciences → Infection Control


Description

Healthcare professionals are exposed to various microorganisms and pathogens in the course of employment duties. Many pathogens may be transmitted via needlesticks, splash contacts and sharps injuries. Hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) are the pathogens that compose the vast majority exposures and infections. This continuing education activity is designed to review the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulation standard and the management of exposure to blood-borne pathogens.

Content
  • How Do Bloodborne Pathogens Enter the Body?
  • Protect Yourself
  • Action Plan
  • After the Exposure: Clean Up
  • Reporting Exposure
  • Blood Borne Pathogens Post-Test
  • Blood Borne Pathogens Survey
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: 2 years