Blood borne pathogen training ISD 361 2014-2015. Bloodborne pathogen training.
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decreed that every employer needed to survey employees, determine which ones were at risk for exposure to blood because of their jobs, and develop an exposure control plan.
Symptoms include weakness, fever, sore throat, nausea, headaches, diarrhea, or there may be no symptoms
Symptoms include fatigue, stomach pain, loss of appetite, nausea, jaundice, darkened urine, or there may be no symptoms.
Modes of transmission
Mother to baby
Other body fluid contact
Virus needs high level of bactericide to be killed-it
can live in dried blood for 7 days!
(gloves, plastic-lined trash, goggles, etc.)
Who gets Hepatitis B?
Hepatitis B is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis B virus. There are about 700 cases reported in Minnesota each year.
Anyone can get Hepatitis B, but behaviors that put one at greater risk include drug use with needle sharing, health care work with a lot of blood exposure, men having sex with men especially multiple partners, being a resident of a center for the developmentally disabled, hemodialysis, household contacts of an infected person.
A vaccine to prevent Hepatitis B has been available for several years. It is safe, effective and is recommended to people in high-risk settings. It is included in present day baby shots, too.
Approximately 6-10% of the US population becomes Hepatitis B carriers.
HBV carriers should follow standard hygiene practices to ensure that close contacts are not directly contaminated by his or her blood or other body fluids. Infected persons (cases and carriers) must not share razors, toothbrushes, needles or any other object that may have become contaminated with blood. Use of latex condoms during sexual activity may reduce transmission. In addition, susceptible household member, particularly sexual partners, should be immunized with Hepatitis B vaccine. Infected people must not donate blood and should inform their dental and medical care providers so that proper precautions can be followed.
How can Hepatitis B be prevented?
What is the risk?
What precautions should HBV cases and carriers take?
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I have completed this Bloodborne Pathogen Tutorial, and know how to get the answers to any questions I have about it.
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1. Please print out this certificate (PAGE 16 ONLY!), sign and date it, and put it into the School Nurse’s box.
2. She will then contact you regarding your eligibility and if you want to receive the HBV vaccine series.
3. Feel free to contact her at any time with questions regarding blood borne pathogens at
[email protected] , or 283-2571, Ext. 131.