OSHA the Occupation Safety and Health Administration is a government agency that sets strict guidelines for the management of toxic and hazardous materials. Any organization or employee that has a potential for exposure to blood or other potentially infections materials are required to follow OSHA guidelines to minimize transmission of infection due to exposure to a bloodborne pathogen. This online education course will review the definitions of bloodborne pathogens, transmission, bloodborne illnesses, and the effective means of prevention of transmission of diseases that may be caused by bloodborne pathogens.
Employers must be familiar with the requirements of OSHA in providing and implementing an Exposure Control Plan and setting infection control practices to prevent and reduce the spread of infection in health care settings.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Bloodborne Pathogen Transmissions
Chapter 3: Bloodborne Illnesses
Chapter 4: Signs and Symptoms of Bloodborne Illnesses
Chapter 5: OSHA
Chapter 6: Hand Hygiene
Chapter 7: Personal Protective Equipment
Chapter 8: What Can Be Done to Control Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens
Chapter 9: Exposure Control
Chapter 10: Summary
Chapter 11: References
Kevin Stansbury, MBA, BSN, BS, RN, CEN, VA-BC, is a Registered Nurse with over 25 years’ experience in the medical field including critical care, emergency medicine, and infusion therapy. He is currently living and working in the Central Valley of California. Kevin is a 13-year veteran of the U.S. Army where he served as a combat medic and nurse. He received several military decorations during his tours in Desert Shield and Desert Storm, including an Army Achievement Medal, an Army Commendation Medal, and the Kuwaiti Liberation Medal. Kevin also received his Expert Field Medical Badge while serving two tours in Korea.Read Full Bio