This program is a microlearning. A microlearning is typically 1-2 minutes in length and quickly conveys information about a specific topic or subset of a larger topic. Bloodborne pathogens are contaminants found in human blood or other bodily fluids that can transmit diseases such as hepatitis, HIV, various hemorrhagic fevers and other illnesses. Bloodborne pathogens can enter your body through contact with an open wound or cut, through needlesticks or other contaminated sharp objects, or through sexual contact. They can also be inhaled or ingested. In order to prevent the spread of diseases caused by contaminated blood or bodily fluids, your organization has developed an Exposure Control Plan as required by OSHA?s Bloodborne Pathogens Standard. A major component of this plan is training on the control measures employees should follow to minimize the risk of exposure to potentially infectious materials. As part of this training, this program provides an overview of the use of universal precautions to prevent exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
Topics include the definition of universal precautions, jobs with occupational exposure, use of barrier devices and removal of disposable gloves.