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Bloodborne Pathogens: The Unexpected Hazard

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  Video On Demand
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15 to 24 minutes
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High Definition
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Closed Captioning
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Mastery Training Content Network
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_Educational Resources, Inc. (Safety)

Regardless of the industry in which you work, unexpected encounters with bloodborne pathogens can occur, and bloodborne pathogens transmit viruses such as HIV or hepatitis. Knowing how to respond to injuries and exposure situations can prevent you and others from possible infection. This training prepares employees to prevent bloodborne pathogens exposures, and safely deal with an exposure if one occurs.

This online course first defines bloodborne pathogens and how a person can become infected. Then, the course discusses how to properly respond to a safety situation or injury where blood is present. The video explains the different modes of transmission, or routes of entry, of pathogens such as ingestion or inhalation. The course also differentiates between occupational exposure dangers and universal precautions.

Learn how to handle and dispose of potentially infectious materials, which is critical to everyone’s health and safety. This course provides the safety know-how employees need to avoid a bloodborne pathogens exposure.


All workers

The course presents the following topical areas:
  • Introduction
  • Definition of Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Modes of Transmission
  • The Exposure Control Plan
  • Occupational Exposure
  • Universal Precautions
  • Barrier Devices
  • Handling and Disposal of Potentially Infectious Materials
  • Responding to an Exposure
  • Conclusion

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