Bloodborne Pathogens 2021
This Online Bloodborne Pathogens Course will guide you through all aspects of bloodborne pathogens, from types of diseases, to protective measures. This comprehensive course will explain in detail what you need to know, emphasize key points and test your knowledge retention after each module. The course has been designed to meet and exceed Occupational Health and Safety Guidelines, so by completing this course you can improve your knowledge of an often overlooked part of workplace safety.
After completion of this course, you should be able to understand:
- What is HIV/AIDS & Hepatitis B & C
- How can you be exposed to Bloodborne Pathogens
- Worker and Employer responsibilities
- Preventing Bloodborne Pathogens
- Safe work procedures
Key Points on Bloodborne Pathogens:
- Bloodborne Pathogens are any diseases transmitted through contact with infected blood
- All members are required to show diligence in satisfying this requirement
- By taking this online training course members will achieve OHS compliance
Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) and Save a Life by NHCPS.
This course is intended to help you prepare to address the health concerns inherent in caring for others and the possible damage the microscopic world can inflict. Unlike traditional academic curricula, you will learn actionable ways to practice and prepare for the bacteria and pathogens you may encounter in your career. If you become exposed to bloodborne pathogens, you will have the knowledge to reduce the chances of disease transmission and to protect others, including co-workers and patients, from possible infection.
This section discusses background information on bloodborne pathogens explains why training is necessary and takes a closer look at the importance of the Exposure Control Plan.
Bloodborne pathogens cannot survive for extended periods outside of the body, but they can survive in bodily fluids for days or weeks. Although infection is not imminent, bloodborne pathogens can enter the body from any mucous membrane, including minor scrapes or cuts. Therefore, protecting yourself is the first step toward preventing transmission.
Coming into contact with blood includes blood on your PPE and/or yourself. Even with following all the previous proactive measures to prevent exposure, you may experience times where your skin or other bodily surfaces do come into contact with them. This section will teach you how to respond to such an event.
Bodily fluids, including blood, can result in messes in your facility. Sheets may contain blood or blood-containing items after they come into contact with a patient. In some cases, the level of bleeding may result in significant quantities of blood. Follow this section to learn how to clean up the mess properly.
Reporting the incident to your supervisor is the only way to address the possible health consequences from exposure.
Keep any records or certificates you receive to prove you have completed training, which will need to be repeated one-year following your completion of this course as well.
You are required to review this and to take a test in order to receive your certification.
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