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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.
Tracey Long, PhD, RN, APRN
Marian McDonald, RN, MSN, CIC
JoAnn O’Toole, RN, BSN
Contact hours: 2
Expiration date: August 1, 2023
Course price: $19
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
Study the course material, achieve a score of 80% or higher on the post test (the post test can be repeated if a learner scores less than 80%), complete the course evaluation, and pay where required. No partial credit will be awarded.
When you finish this course you will be able to:
- 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.
- Outline the actions employers are required by OSHA to take to protect their employees from bloodborne pathogens in the workplace.
- Explain safe handling and disposal of sharps.
- Compare and contrast Universal and Standard Precautions and describe other work place practices to control pathogen contamination.
- Review the selection and use of personal protective equipment.
- Summarize the required training of healthcare personnel and identify the common symbol and color of hazardous signs.
- Outline the OSHA requirements for housekeeping, regulated waste, soiled laundry, and vaccination against hepatitis B.
- Discuss the procedure for promptly reporting an exposure incident.