Bloodborne Pathogens Training: OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
Objectives: State the OSHA definition for blood and other potentially infectious materials. Summarize the employer requirements of OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens Standard. Describe the chain of infection as it applies to bloodborne diseases. Identify bloodborne diseases of concern to healthcare providers in the United States. Discuss how Standard Precautions protect against bloodborne pathogens. Discuss types of personal protective equipment, work practices, and engineering controls that reduce risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens. Summarize employer and employee actions to be taken in case of an occupational exposure to a bloodborne pathogen.
Description: Update your knowledge on OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard and CDC directives on risks and precautions associated with blood and other potentially infectious materials. Covers bloodborne diseases including HIV, HBV, HCV, Ebola virus, and Zika virus; PPE and other protective measures; and occupational exposure.