Bloodborne Pathogens Training
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7 AM - 8 PM MST (M-F)
Faculty: Becca Kalivas, RN BSN
Successful Completion: Complete entire module, complete the exam with a passing score of 80% or better, and complete the evaluation form.
Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 60 minutes.
CEUs: HIPAA Exams is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program. CEU Information
Free Certification of Completion available instantly for download or printing upon successful completion.
This online course for Bloodborne Pathogens training for those working in conditions where you may be exposed to pathogens or infectious material will ensure your knowledge and understanding of the important pieces of CDC, HIPAA, and OSHA requirements, standards, and regulations.
Get your Bloodborne Pathogens training certification today!
This IACET-accredited online course is designed for anyone working in a setting where they may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens (BBP) or other potentially infectious materials, including nurses, physicians, EMTs, dentists, lab workers, tattoo (body) artists, etc.
This course will provide you with both CDC and OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens standards for handling BBP.
Bloodborne Pathogens Course FAQs
What are bloodborne pathogens?
Bloodborne pathogens are infectious microorganisms in human blood that can cause life-threatening diseases and pose severe risks to humans. These pathogens include but are not limited to, hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
How are bloodborne pathogens transmitted?
Bloodborne pathogens are microorganisms that are transmitted through the bloodstream and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM). For a bloodborne pathogen to spread, an infected individual’s bodily fluids must enter another individual’s bloodstream. The most common cause of transmission in a healthcare environment is when an infected individual’s blood enters another individual’s bloodstream through an open wound.
Bloodborne pathogens are most commonly transmitted through:
- Accidental punctures from contaminated needles, broken glass, or other sharp objects
- Contact between broken or damaged skin and infected body fluids
- Contact between mucous membranes, such as eyes, nose, or mouth, and infected body fluids
- Sexual Contact
- Sharing of hypodermic needles
- From mothers to their babies at/before birth
However, contaminated blood can get into your system through:
- Open sores
- Any sort of damaged or broken skin such as sunburn, chapped skin, or blisters
What is bloodborne pathogen training?
OSHA regulations require employers to ensure that their workers receive regular training that covers all elements of the standard including, but not limited to:
- Information on bloodborne pathogens and diseases
- Methods used to control occupational exposure
- Hepatitis B vaccine
- Medical evaluation and post-exposure follow-up procedures
The objective of this mandatory bloodborne pathogen training is to teach employers and employees how to reduce the risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and control those risks if they occur.
Training can be much more self-paced, convenient, and engaging with today’s current technology allowing the training to be completed online. To prove your proficiency with bloodborne pathogens, you can complete our 100% online bloodborne pathogen training course and earn a bloodborne pathogen certificate to demonstrate your expertise in the subject matter.
Is bloodborne pathogens training required annually?
Yes, employers who have workers exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) are required by OSHA's bloodborne pathogens regulations to annually train all workers, regardless of their past education or training.
The bloodborne pathogens standard requires initial and annual training of employees and when new or modified tasks or procedures affect a worker’s occupational exposure. [29 CFR 1910.1030(g)(2)(ii)]. Refresher training need only cover the topics listed in the standard to the extent needed and does not need to be an exact repetition of the previous annual training.
How many hours is bloodborne pathogen training?
A course may take one to eight hours to finish, depending on its content and teaching style. After completion, you must take an exam to earn your certification in bloodborne pathogens.
Finding the time in your busy schedule for an 8-hour in-person training requires a great amount of dedication. One of the best things about our online Bloodborne Pathogens Training is that you can complete it at your own pace, pause the course as needed, and return later. You can even retake the exam until you pass it, free of charge, offering flexibility and affordability.
How long is OSHA bloodborne pathogen training good for?
Those who successfully complete the training and pass the exam will receive a Bloodborne Pathogens Training certification with a validity of one year.
As mentioned earlier, employers who have employees exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) are required by OSHA's bloodborne pathogens requirements to annually train all employees.
Who is at risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens?
According to OSHA’s bloodborne pathogen standard, an employee is at risk if the employer can reasonably anticipate that skin, eye, mucous membrane, mouth, or digestive tract may come in contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) as part of performing their job.
First responders, housekeepers and janitorial staff in various work environments, nurses, and other healthcare workers are just a few of the many types of jobs that could expose their employees to bloodborne viruses.
The CDC states that body art professionals, correctional workers, and maintenance and waste workers are also at risk. Moreover, the CDC estimates that 5.6 million employees in the health care industry and related occupations are at risk of occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
Exposure may occur in specific scenarios, such as administering first aid to a student, working with human cells in a lab, or cleaning up blood in a hallway.
For this reason, bloodborne pathogen training is beneficial for people who run the risk of encountering blood and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) while working.
OPIM may consist of:
- Sharp objects
- Medical equipment
- Worksite tools
- Saturated clothing
- Other bodily fluids that could contain blood (Saliva, Amniotic fluid, etc.)
As an employer or worksite manager, you will also find it helpful if you need to create a safety plan to lower the risk for others.
How to Purchase
To enroll in this course, simply add the number of users you need below and ADD TO CART. Follow the steps for CHECKOUT which will include registering your account.
This demo video is a small example of this course’s content, it is not representative of the full course and the level of engagement required.
At the conclusion of this self-study, educational module, participants will be able to:
- Define bloodborne pathogen
- Identify how bloodborne pathogens spread
- Identify how to prevent the spread of bloodborne pathogens
- Explain the concepts of Universal Precautions and Standard Precautions
- Review the purpose of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- List OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogen Standard
- Recall the concepts of work practice and engineering controls
- Explain what to do if one is exposed to blood or OPIM
This bloodborne pathogens training course is designed for all those who work in a setting where they may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens or other infectious material, including those who work in hospitals, primary care facilities, labs, pharmacies, courier services, laundry/janitorial services, body art services, etc.
Table of Contents
Bloodborne Pathogens and Universal Precautions Course
Table of Contents for Bloodborne Pathogens Certification Course:
- Introduction/Purpose of Course
- What are Bloodborne Pathogens?
- How are Bloodborne Pathogens Spread?
- Universal, Standard, and Transmission-Based Precautions
- Sharps-related Injuries
- OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard
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