Infection Control and Bloodborne Pathogen Safety 2024

Course Information

Pre-Requisite Courses: NONE

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Course Abstract

This course has been approved for 0.5 continuing education clock hours by TSHA. TSHA approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.
This course consists of slides viewed at the participant's pace. Successful completion of the course requires a passing grade on the imbedded quiz at the end of the presentation.
This course will define what a bloodborne pathogen [BBP] is, identify common forms of BBPs and their transmission potential, identify universal precautions used to prevent transmission, clarify the use of biohazard containers and expectations if exposed to BBPs.

Course Learning Objectives

  • To identify the 3 most common BBPs that pose the most threat to healthcare workers in the US.
  • To identify how exposure to BBPs occurs.
  • To identify things you can do to prevent the transmission of BBPs.
  • To recognize the biohazard symbol and know what to do with biohazard waste.
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