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Course Introduction

This course meets the educational requirements for federal OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard training.

Workplace-specific policies, procedures, or training are the responsibility of your employer, who must also provide an opportunity for “interactive questions and answers” with a “person who is knowledgeable” about this subject.

Authors:
     Tracey Long, PhD, RN, APRN
     Marian McDonald, RN, MSN, CIC
     JoAnn O’Toole, RN, BSN

Contact hours: 2
Expiration date: August 1, 2021
Course price: $19

Course Summary

Review of precautions that address the transmission of pathogens in healthcare settings. Includes safe handling of sharps, use of PPE, and decontamination of work areas, plus importance of hepatitis B vaccination for workers.

The following course information applies to occupational therapy professionals:

  • Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, OTAs
  • Instructional Level: Introductory
  • Content Focus: Category 1—Domain of OT, Client Factors

Criteria for Successful Completion

A score of 80% or higher on the post test, a completed evaluation form, and payment where required. No partial credit will be awarded.

Accreditation

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Course Objectives

When you finish this course you will be able to:

  1. Explain the hazards of bloodborne pathogens (HBV, HCV, HIV) in the transmission of certain chronic and life-threatening diseases and relate both OSHA and state laws designed to control them.
  2. Outline the actions employers are required by OSHA to take to protect their employees from bloodborne pathogens in the workplace.
  3. Explain safe handling and disposal of sharps.
  4. Compare and contrast Universal and Standard Precautions and describe other work place practices to control pathogen contamination.
  5. Review the selection and use of personal protective equipment.
  6. Summarize the required training of healthcare personnel and identify the common symbol and color of hazardous signs.
  7. Outline the OSHA requirements for housekeeping, regulated waste, soiled laundry, and vaccination against hepatitis B.
  8. Discuss the procedure for promptly reporting an exposure incident.