BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS. Presented by Office of Environmental Health and Safety. Goals of training:. Knowledge of regulatory requirements Increase awareness of diseases Provide information regarding: Routes of exposure Risk of transmission Prevention. Regulated requirements.
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Removal of infectious agent via mechanical means using a cleaning agent.
Applying sanitizing agent, carefully following label instructions.
Contaminated surfaces and equipment must be sanitized!
Potentially contaminated sharps
Overall risk depends on:
Risk factors following exposure:
57 documented cases of occupational HIV transmission to healthcare personnel
Primarily from accidental “sticks”
Prompt disclosure of details re: suspected exposure
4 Proper diagnosis procedure
4 80% reduction infection risk
Depends on several factors:
No post exposure treatment for HCV