ATrain Education

 

Continuing Education for Health Professionals

Bloodborne Pathogens: HBV, HCV, and HIV

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:
Nancy Evans, BS

Nancy Evans earned a BS degree from Washington University in St. Louis. She is a former senior editor for Mosby/Times Mirror, Addision-Wesley Nursing Division, and Appleton & Lange.

Nancy is a health science writer with more than four decades of experience in healthcare writing and publishing. A breast cancer survivor since 1991, she has written and spoken extensively about breast cancer issues both nationally and abroad.

Nancy co-produced, with Allie Light and Irving Saraf, the HBO documentary film Rachel’s Daughters: Searching for the Causes of Breast Cancer; the KQED documentary Children and Asthma; and the documentary Good Food, Bad Food: Obesity in American Children. She is collaborating on a forthcoming consumer guide to planning end-of-life care.


Marian McDonald, RN, MSN, CIC

Marian McDonald earned a BA in Education at Harris-Stowe College in St. Louis, Missouri and an AD in nursing from Santa Rosa Junior College in California. She went on to earn a BSN and an MSN at Sonoma State University.

Marian is a clinician, mentor, teacher, and consultant. She is board-certified (CIC) in infection control and says she has been "chasing germs" for thirty years! Marian has helped to develop legislation and has served in local, state, and national organizations that promote infection prevention, disaster preparedness and response, and public health.


JoAnn O'Toole, RN, BSN

JoAnn O’Toole, RN, BSN,is a registered nurse, writer, and researcher. While in college at San Jose State University and later at the University of Mexico in Mexico City, she carried a double major in Spanish and journalism and a minor in Latin.

She currently works in the Emergency Department at Kaiser Hospital in Redwood City, California, a certified stroke center and a sepsis center.



  • Contact hours:
  • Pharmacotherapy hours: 1
  • Expiration date: March 1, 2019
  • 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.

ATrain Education, Inc. is an approved provider by the American Occupational Therapy Association. 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

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

Conflict of Interest/Commercial Support

Conflict of Interest/Commercial Support

The planners and authors of this learning activity have declared no conflicts of interest, vested interest, or financial relationship that may influence the content of this activity. All information is provided fairly and without bias.

ATrain Education, Inc. received no outside financial or commercial support in the preparation, presentation or implementation of this learning activity and has no affiliation with any company whose products or services are mentioned in this activity.

Accreditation Information

Objectives: 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 curb them.
  • Outline the actions employers are required by OSHA to take to protect their employees from bloodborne pathogens in the workplace.
  • State how engineering controls reduce risk in the workplace specifically regarding the safe handling and disposal of sharps.
  • Compare and contrast Universal and Standard Precautions and state other work practice controls.
  • Review the selection, provision, and use of personal protective equipment.
  • Summarize the required training of healthcare personnel and identify the common icon and color of hazardous signs and labels.
  • Outline the OSHA requirements for housekeeping, regulated waste, soiled laundry, and vaccination against hepatitis B.
  • Discuss the procedure for promptly reporting an exposure incident.

    Instructions
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  • Study the course, take the test, register and pay, print your certificate. Done!

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