Exposure to bloodborne pathogens is a significant workplace hazard for many people across various industries. Organizations with employees who work with blood must ensure that each person receives sufficient training in how to protect themselves and others while working with bodily fluids.
This workplace-based bloodborne pathogen training course outlines how BBPs are transmitted and how to identify them. It’s accredited by IACET and teaches the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Center for Disease Control standards for handling BBP.
Bloodborne Pathogens Training Overview
Anyone who works with blood must understand how to protect themselves and other people from blood or materials containing blood. By taking part in this interactive course, students can gain a clear understanding of the way common bloodborne diseases, including HIV, Ebola and hepatitis are transmitted.
Upon completion of the course, your employees will be able to control BBP exposure and understand the most up-to-date procedures to follow in case of exposure. It teaches them how to follow the correct procedures regarding cleaning up, disinfecting, decontaminating and following-up. They’ll also understand how to minimize the chances of catching or spreading BBPs by using appropriate controls such as PPE, Universal Controls and vaccines.
The bloodborne pathogens training course takes place entirely online, so employees can either complete the program at work or home. Students can complete our interactive e-learning course on mobile, tablet and desktop devices, with a standalone exam at the end. The entire course takes approximately 60 minutes to complete.
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When students have worked their way through the course, they’ll be able to do the following:
- Define bloodborne pathogens
- Understand how BBPs are transmitted
- Learn how to prevent the transmission of BBPs
- Pinpoint the differences between HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C
- Follow universal precautions and standard precautions
- List OSHA’s standards for BBPs
- Correctly order and use personal protective equipment
- Understand the importance of correct work practice engineering control
- Know what to do when in the event of exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials
Table of Contents
This is the table of contents, outlining the chapters for our bloodborne pathogens training course.
- Bloodborne Pathogens and Universal Precautions
- Legal Notice
- What Are BBP and OPIM?
- Bloodborne Pathogens: Hepatitis B
- Bloodborne Pathogens: Hepatitis C
- Bloodborne Pathogens: HIV
- How Are BPPs transmitted?
- OSHA Universal Precautions and OSHA BPP Standards
- CDC Standard Precautions
- What Are the Main Elements of Standard Precautions?
- CDC’s transmission-based Precautions
- OSHA BBP Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030)
- Other BPP Standards from OSHA
- Test Results and BBP Certification Award
Course Content Example
Chapter Three: Introduction
Whenever someone comes into contact with blood, they’re at risk of contracting bloodborne pathogens. These are diseases that spread through blood and pose a particular threat to people who work in specific industries.
OSHA and the CDC have devised regulations and recommendations to reduce the risk of exposure to hazardous BPP. This is particularly crucial for people working in environments where they might come into contact with BPP and OPIM.
As an employer, you have a responsibility to protect your workforce from potential hazards. By giving them proper BPP training on how to implement national standards and the correct usage of PPE, you’re guaranteeing compliance.
Course Content Example
Chapter Four: What Are BPP and OPIM?
BBP describes any infectious or pathogenic organism that can lead to disease in humans. Many illnesses are carried via the blood, but the CDC recognizes human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis B virus, and hepatitis C virus as posing the most concern.
A BBP exposure incident occurs when particular areas of an individual’s body make contact with blood or OPIM as a direct result of engaging in work-related duties. An exposure incident involves contact with:
- Contact with a mucose membrane — e.g., nose, mouth or eyes
- Contact with cuts, scrapes, acne, dermatitis and any other broken skin
- Parenteral contact with a contaminated piece of equipment
What Are Bloodborne Pathogens?
A pathogen is something that spreads disease, and a bloodborne pathogen is a disease that spreads via the blood. The most common and dangerous germs that can spread through the blood are HIV, HBV and HCV. People can get sick from these illnesses from equipment that’s touched an infected person’s blood, or from direct contact between bodily fluids. They can also spread through mucose membranes and cuts, making them highly infectious diseases.
Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HIV can also spread through the fluid that’s in between your joints, in addition to spinal fluids. Sexual fluids, breast milk and amniotic fluid are also carriers of this BBP.
So far, if HIV has entered the body, there’s no way of entirely curing it. This virus gradually weakens and destroys the immune system, eventually leading to AIDS.
The symptoms of HBV include joint pain, temperature, lethargy, nausea, dark urine and liver damage. In some cases, there are no symptoms at all with HBV, and the disease goes away on its own. However, it can also cause a long-term infection that leads to severe liver damage.
Most people who are diagnosed with HCV end up contracting a long-term infection that causes liver disease, jaundice, fever and muscle ache. Acute symptoms might display between one and three months after exposure to the virus and usually last up to three months.
Who Is This Course For?
- Health care professionals
- Child care workers
- Tattoo artists
- Housekeeping professionals
- Fitness professional
- Food handlers
Everyone who successfully completes the Bloodborne Pathogens Training Course receives a certificate.
Clients aren’t charged extra if they need to take the test more than once.
You can get access from any device, anywhere in the world as soon as your purchase is complete.
You don’t need to pay recurring fees, and all of our courses are affordable.
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