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Bloodborne Pathogens: Safety in the Workplace

Course Format: Online Video
Course Credit Type: Certificate
Course Credit: 0.00
Course Category: Business, Workplace Safety, *Compliance
Course Producer: J.J. Keller, Inc.
Course Cost: $17.99 | Included in All-Access Pass
Mobile Friendly: No
Course Release Date: March 15, 2017
Course Expiration Date: March 15, 2019
Program Summary:

Course Length: 45 minutes

Overview: Bloodborne pathogens are bacteria and viruses that live in blood and other bodily fluids, (which include things like Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV, malaria, and a host of other pathogens including the Ebola* virus.) This course is designed to help learners keep themselves, their coworkers, their friends, and their family safe from exposure to bloodborne pathogens. Specifically, it will help learners understand the basics of bloodborne pathogens, how to protect themselves, and what to do in the event of an exposure, including the decontamination process.

(* for more information regarding the Ebola virus, visit http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/index.html)

After completing this course, learners will be able to:

  • Explain what bloodborne pathogens are and how they are spread
  • Identify the Universal Precautions
  • Identify preventive and control measures to take to help protect against exposure to harmful bloodborne pathogens
  • List the activities to avoid when biohazard materials are present to minimize the chance of spreading infection and exposing others
  • Discuss how to respond to emergencies involving bloodborne pathogens
  • Recognize what to do in the event that exposure to bloodborne pathogens occurs

Outline:

Bloodborne Pathogens: Safety in the Workplace from J. J. Keller covers the following topics:

Bloodborne Pathogen Basics

  • Introduction to Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Transferring Pathogens
  • Who is at Risk?

Protect Yourself

  • Emergency Number
  • Preventive Measures
    • Hepatitis B Vaccine
    • Universal Precautions
  • Control Measures
    • Engineering and Work Practice Controls
    • PPE
    • Housekeeping
    • Waste Disposal and Laundry
    • Signs, Labels, and Colors

Exposure & Decontamination

  • Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Reporting Exposures
  • The Decontamination Process
  • Disposing of Biohazard Materials
  • Post-Exposure Requirements
  • Employee Rights

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