Bloodborne Pathogens in First Response Environments
Course Length: 45 - 60 minutes
Bloodborne diseases are a serious concern in the United States. "Hepatitis B" infects over 70,000 people annually, and has over one million "carriers" in the U.S. The HIV virus, which usually leads to AIDS, currently infects over one million people. Because of the increasing problems with these diseases, in 1991 OSHA passed a "Bloodborne Pathogens" regulation.
Bloodborne Pathogens in First Response Environments incorporates the latest medical language and needlestick guidelines and has been specifically created to assist first responders in fulfilling the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard's (29 CFR Part 1910.1030) training requirements.
Topics covered in this course include:
- Epidemiology and symptoms of bloodborne diseases
- Modes by which bloodborne disease is transmitted
- The Exposure Control Plan
- Recognition of exposure situations
- Practices to prevent exposure
- HBV vaccination
- Emergency procedures
- Signs and labels
- Selection and use of personal protective equipment
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