Bloodborne pathogens are microorganisms such as viruses or bacteria that, if present in blood, can cause disease in humans. These pathogens can be transmitted from an infected person to a healthy person by contact with infected blood or other bodily fluids.
In an active school environment, younger children are going to get cuts and scrapes as they participate in physical activities. Older students are going to be involved in accidents, fighting, and even drug use. All of these activities present the risk to school staff members of exposure to blood and bloodborne pathogens.
This course will cover some of the dangers to staff members posed by exposure to bloodborne pathogens, what precautions are needed to minimize the risk, and what procedures to follow if exposed to possibly infectious bodily fluids.
- Define bloodborne pathogens
- List common types of bloodborne pathogens
- Describe how bloodborne pathogens are transmitted from one person to another
- List some requirements of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
- Describe how to clean up infectious fluids
- Describe the risks posed by sharps
- Describe the proper technique for contaminated glove removal
- Describe what to do if you are exposed to a bloodborne pathogen while unprotected
Based on: 29 CFR 1910.1030
34 Minutes (21 min. video + 13 min. test)
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