Bloodborne Pathogens: An Ounce of Prevention
Blood is the most important fluid in the human body. Blood carries oxygen and nutrients throughout the body, making life possible. However, blood can sometimes transmit diseases - diseases that can take life away.
Today's headlines often concern diseases such as Hepatitis B and HIV, the virus that carries AIDS. These diseases are caused by bloodborne pathogens; disease-causing micro-organisms that are transmitted through blood and other bodily fluids.
Because of the serious nature of bloodborne pathogens, it's important that employees understand what they are, how they are transmitted, and how employees can protect themselves.
This training teaches your workers what bloodborne pathogens are, the elements of your Exposure Control Plan, how to use universal precautions, how to use personal protective equipment, and how to properly cleanup after an accident in which blood is present.
Multiple interactions help bring the training content to life and reliably assess your worker's understanding of the material. As with all courses, automatic reviews provide the remedial instruction your workers need to master 100% of the training's learning objectives.
This course presents interactive instruction covering the following topical areas:
Understanding Bloodborne Pathogens
The Exposure Control Plan
Using Universal Precautions
Personal Protective Equipment
This course will measure mastery on each of the following performance objectives:
Adequately assess bloodborne pathogen hazards.
Comply with the exposure control plan.
Use post-exposure follow-up procedures.
Use universal precautions.
Use protective equipment to prevent exposure.
Properly handle contaminated PPE.
Use proper personal hygiene to protect yourself.
Clean and decontaminate exposed surfaces properly.
Properly dispose of blood and bodily fluids.