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Introduction

According to CDC, 5.6 million workers in healthcare and related industries are exposed to bloodborne pathogens. The Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) course is designed to educate employees about the dangers of bloodborne pathogens and the procedures necessary to protect themselves from exposure. Bloodborne pathogens are microorganisms in human blood that can cause disease in humans. This course covers the risks associated with exposure, the types of diseases that can result, and the measures that can be taken to reduce the risk of exposure in the workplace.

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  • Understand Bloodborne Pathogens: Learn what bloodborne pathogens are and how they are transmitted.
  • Identify Health Risks: Recognize the health risks associated with bloodborne pathogens, including hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV.
  • Implement Safety Measures: Learn about the necessary safety measures to prevent exposure, such as using personal protective equipment (PPE) and practicing good personal hygiene.
  • Emergency Procedures: Understand the procedures to follow in the event of exposure, including immediate first aid measures and reporting protocols.

FAQ

What are bloodborne pathogens and why are they dangerous?

Bloodborne pathogens are microorganisms in human blood that can cause diseases such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV. They are dangerous because they can lead to severe health issues and are transmitted through contact with infected blood and other bodily fluids.

How can I protect myself from exposure to bloodborne pathogens?

Use personal protective equipment (PPE) like gloves and masks, practice good personal hygiene, avoid direct contact with blood and bodily fluids, and follow your workplace’s safety protocols.

What should I do if I am exposed to bloodborne pathogens?

Immediately clean the affected area with soap and water, flush eyes or mucous membranes with water, report the incident to your supervisor, and seek medical attention as soon as possible.

Are there OSHA regulations for bloodborne pathogens?

Yes, OSHA has specific regulations that require employers to implement an exposure control plan, provide training, and offer the hepatitis B vaccine to employees at risk of exposure.

What personal protective equipment (PPE) should be used?

Gloves, masks, eye protection, and gowns should be used when there is a risk of exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials.

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