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Bloodborne Pathogens: HBV, HCV, and HIV

Bloodborne Pathogens: HBV, HCV, and HIV

Bloodborne Pathogens: HBV, HCV, and HIV

Nancy Evans, BS And Marian McDonald, RN, MSN, CIC
Nancy Evans, BS And Marian McDonald, RN, MSN, CIC
on behalf of ATrain Education

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Launch date: 23 Mar 2017
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Last updated: 04 Apr 2017

Reference: 175499

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Description

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.

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Objectives
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.
Nancy Evans, BS And Marian McDonald, RN, MSN, CIC

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Nancy Evans, BS And Marian McDonald, RN, MSN, CIC
on behalf of ATrain Education

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 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.

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This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • 2.00 Hours

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