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Kevin Stansbury
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Kevin Stansbury, MBA, BS, RN, VA-BC, is a Registered Nurse with over 25 years experience in the medical field including critical care, emergency medicine, and infusion therapy.

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Bloodborne Pathogens

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.

Objectives

  • Define bloodborne pathogens.
  • Explain how bloodborne pathogens are transmitted.
  • Explain types of bloodborne illnesses.
  • Discuss symptoms of bloodborne illnesses.
  • List two agencies regulating the prevention and spread of bloodborne illness.
  • State when to use standard precautions.
  • Discuss when to use personal protective equipment.
  • Explain what to do in the event of an exposure to a bloodborne pathogen.

Curriculum

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

  • Gloves
  • Gown
  • Masks, Eye Protection, Face Shields

Chapter 8
What Can Be Done to Control Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Safety Precautions
  • Handling Sharps
  • Linen and Patient Clothing
  • Equipment
  • Resuscitating Patient

Chapter 9
Exposure Control
  • Exposure Control Plan

Chapter 10
Summary

References

Course Snapshot

Cost: $ 15.00
Contact Hours: 1.5



Accreditation

After successful completion the licensed nurse: RN, LPN/LVN will receive 1.5 contact hours. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15467 and by the Florida Board of Nursing, the Florida Board of Respiratory Care, and the Florida Board of Licensed Midwifery (Only 1 hour CE for Midwifes), CE Broker Tracking # is 20-394354.Inservice
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