Monday, December 11, 2017

Bloodborne Pathogens (General)

Overview :

Buy Button OSHA estimates that over five million workers may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens, including HIV and Hepatitis B. These pathogens represent a serious health risk for exposed workers.

This course provides occupational health and safety information and knowledge about bloodborne pathogens. It includes identification of bloodborne pathogens, how to protect oneself against exposure, and how the Exposure Control Plan protects employees. In addition, this bloodborne pathogen training course includes information regarding the recently passed Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act, and how the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard requirements have changed.

Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify bloodborne pathogens, common symptoms of exposure, and how they are transmitted

  • List engineering and work practice control measures that protect employees against exposure to bloodborne pathogens

  • Describe the importance of the elements of the Exposure Control Plan

  • Identify what requirements changed in the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard as a result of the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act.

Audience

This course is intended for all employees potentially exposed to blood or other infectious materials while on the job, including:

  • Physicians
  • Dentists
  • Phlebotomists
  • Nurses
  • Morticians
  • Paramedics
  • Housekeeping personnel
  • Home care workers
  • Others.

Regulations

OSHA - 29 CFR 1910.1030

Approximate Length

1 hour

Continuing Education Units

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0.1 CEU(s)

Delivery Method

Online


Features

This course has these features and more:

  • Multimedia
  • Narration
  • Interactivity
  • Easy navigation
  • Supplementary material
  • Links to regulations
  • Real-world scenarios
  • Objective-based exams
  • Continuing Education Units.

IACET Continuing Education Units - American Safety Council has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102; (703) 506-3275.

In obtaining this approval, American Safety Council has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider accreditation status, American Safety Council is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.