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