What are bloodborne pathogens? Bloodborne pathogens are infectious microorganisms in human blood that can cause disease in humans. These pathogens include, but are not limited to, hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Needlesticks and other sharps-related injuries may expose workers to bloodborne pathogens. Workers in many occupations, including first responders, housekeeping personnel, nurses and other healthcare personnel all may be at risk for exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
What is Bloodborne Pathogens Training? This course covers OSHA's standards for minimizing exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens (BBPs) in your workplace. You'll learn about HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and the diseases they cause. We'll cover how BBPs are transmitted so you can recognize potential hazards. We'll talk about Exposure Control Programs, universal precautions and methods for reducing your risk of exposure. You'll learn about tools like signs, labels, and color-coding to warn you about biohazards. Finally, you'll learn the procedures to follow after an exposure incident.
Controlled Response Services offers training that works with your schedule. Our team can come to your office, home, church, or anywhere to meet your needs. We can accommodate a single individual or a group of 300.
Our goal is to make sure that you and the ones you love are protected in any emergency situation.
In a single year, it is estimated that as many as 20 million people globally will acquire HBV infections from unsafe medical injections.
Many of the risks associated with improper protocols may be under-reported, or may not be reported at all. Between the years 2008 and 2012, 35 full scale hepatitis outbreaks were reported to the CDC.
In long-term care facilities, 87 percent of hepatitis B outbreaks occurred during ASSISTED blood glucose monitoring.
More than half of all nurses will experience at least one needlestick during their career.
Though HBV, HCV, and HIV are the most frequently discussed, more than 20 types of bloodborne pathogens can be transmitted by unsafe medical medical injections.