This course includes information that will help students understand what bloodborne pathogens are and how the risk of exposure can be reduced for themselves and others.
American Heart Association Bloodborne Pathogens
Any employee who has a reasonable anticipation of contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials as a result of performing designated job duties, including but not limited to healthcare workers, public safety personnel, housekeeping and custodial workers, educational and correctional workers and designated first aid providers.
Price: $40.00 Per Person
Course Length 2 hours
Viruses can be transmitted through contact with blood and other body fluids. The most important viruses affecting healthcare workers exposed to blood and body substances are hepatitis B, HIV and hepatitis C. Healthcare workers are exposed to these pathogens through blood, mucous membrane or skin exposures such as needle stick injuries, splashes, etc.
Bloodborne pathogens are germs in the blood that can make people sick. The hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are examples of bloodborne pathogens. They often cause no short-term symptoms, can be passed on to others and can lead to death. Because you cannot tell whether blood contains bloodborne pathogens, it is best to treat all blood and blood-containing materials as if they contain bloodborne pathogens
Participants are introduced to precautionary practices such as universal precautions that are recommended by organizations such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. .
What are bloodborne pathogens?
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