OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Training. This module is for any associate who needs bloodborne pathogen training. In this module, you will explore:. Exposure to bloodborne diseases Bloodborne diseases found in a hospital setting The Bloodborne Exposure Control Plan Standard Precautions
This module is for any associate who needs bloodborne pathogen training.
*Other Potentially Infectious Materials (OPIM) – Blood and other materials that can carry pathogens that cause serious
diseases. Materials include human body fluids, unfixed tissue or organs, and HIV/HBV-containing cell or tissue cultures.
Direct – Exposure which occurs when one touches or otherwise comes in direct contact with blood or other potentially
infectious materials. An example is a stick from a needle previously used on an infected person.
Sharps – Any object that can cut, puncture, or penetrate the skin. Examples are needles, scalpels, broken glass, knives
Post-Exposure Evaluation – An evaluation which tests the source and the employee after an exposure has occurred.
Counseling and treatment are offered by Employee Health.
Sharps injury from used needles or other sharps are the primary means of transmission of these diseases to healthcare providers.
Hepatitis B – HBV – A virus that causes inflammation of the liver and is transmitted by infected blood.
Hepatitis C – HCV – A virus that causes inflammation of the liver and is transmitted by infected blood.
HIV may be contracted by:
Mucous membranes – A lining of the body that secretes a protective lubricant for all body passages that come in contact
with air. Examples include the lining of the eyes, nose and mouth.
Remove PPE before leaving the clinical work area
PPE – Personal Protective Equipment. Specialized clothing and equipment meant to provide protection against contact
with bloodborne pathogens or other potentially infectious materials.
CPR – Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation
If personal clothing is soiled with blood, body fluids or OPIM, the clothing will be laundered by the medical center if the associate desires. Soiled clothing should be removed and placed in a plastic bag.
In addition to PPE, use of Work Practice and Engineering Controls must also be used to reduce or eliminate exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
Work Practice Controls - practices that reduce the risk of exposure to blood or body fluids while on the job.
Includes: use of safety products, wearing of PPE, correct handling of soiled equipment, linens and hazardous waste, correct handling and transport of specimens.
Engineering Controls - equipment and items that are designed to reduce or eliminate the risk of exposure to blood or body fluids.
Includes items such as: sharps safety products, leak proof specimen containers, laboratory equipment, safety shields, and handwashing sinks.
and is designed to store sharps before disposal.
all blood or body fluid spills as quickly and effectively as possible.
Appropriate PPE must be worn
during cleanup of spills
Feel free to review this course until you are confident about your knowledge of the material presented.
Once you are comfortable with the material, you may proceed to the test in order to receive credit for course completion.In Conclusion…