Online Bloodborne Pathogens Training: Healthcare Worker
Bloodborne Pathogens Training is mandated by OSHA for any person who may be reasonably anticipated to have contact with blood and other potentially infectious materials as a result of performing their job duties. This course contains additional bloodborne pathogens training content suitable for healthcare related workplaces. After completing the training you will be able to get a Bloodborne Pathogens Certificate.
Who is this course for?
Bloodborne Pathogens Training: Healthcare Worker Course Outline
Our interactive Online Bloodborne Pathogens Training provides healthcare workers with the knowledge and skills they need to reduce the risk of contracting or transmitting a bloodborne infection.
Each module has several lessons. Lessons contains 100% interactive ‘micro-learning’ content broken down into bite-sized chunks.
Each module ends with a short quiz when the content is fresh in your mind rather than a long exam at the end of the course. The average time to complete the healthcare worker course is between 60 – 90 minutes.
You can see what is covered in the lessons below.
Introduction to Bloodborne Pathogens
A short overview of the course and learning outcomes.
Learn what Bloodborne Pathogens are and the highest risk types.
Learn how Bloodborne Pathogens are spread and the risk factors associated with the different types of transmission.
Learn about the risks associated with the use of sharps in a work environment.
Learn about the OSHA standard, and when and how it was implemented.
Learn who is, and is not covered by OSHA’s BBP standard.
Common Bloodborne Pathogens
Learn about the HBV virus including how it is transmitted, risk profile, symptoms and treatments.
Learn about the HCV virus including how it is transmitted, risk profile, symptoms and treatments.
Learn about the differences between the Hepatitis virus types including risk of transmission and infection.
Learn about the HIV virus including how it is transmitted, risk profile, symptoms and treatments.
Exposure Controls and PPE
Learn what obligations your employer has in protecting you from exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens in the workplace.
Learn the minimum requirements and standards that must be applied to an Employers Control Plan.
Learn about what training your employer must provide staff who may be exposed to Bloodborne Pathogens, and how often the training must take place.
Learn about the concept of Universal Precautions and how they can help protect against Bloodborne Pathogens exposures.
Learn what Work Practice Controls are and why they are important.
Learn what Engineering Controls are and why they are important.
Learn what PPE is and when it should be used.
Learn how to correctly and safely remove disposable gloves.
Learn about employer obligations to provide free HBV immunization to potentially exposed workers.
Learn about the importance of correct housekeeping practices and how they are implemented.
Learn about what you must do when exposure incidents occur.
Learn about employer obligations to keep records of sharps injuries in the workplace.
Introduction to Healthcare Worker module and learning outcomes.
Learn about the additional risks facing workers in Healthcare Facilities.
Learn about additional precautions and protocols used to miminize the risk of Bloodborne Pathogens exposure in Healthcare Settings.
Learn the do’s and don’ts of safe blood glucose monitoring.
Learn about safe injection practices and why they are important.
Learn about practical safe injection guidelines.
Learn about the required equipment and procedures to ensure safe body fluid cleanup.