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AHA Bloodborn Pathogens

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Worldwide, workers in health care related fields are at risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens, such as HIV and hepatitis. Designed to meet the current OSHA training requirements, Bloodborne Pathogens was created for students and employees who have potential for occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials, and even has supplemental information on airborne pathogens such as tuberculosis. The course presentation is with interactive DVD’s, power point presentations and interactive group

discussion.

This program provides training about the risks and hazards associated with the tasks involving blood and Other Potentially Infectious Materials (OPIM).  Despite the advances in engineering work practices, and personal protective equipment, the health risks posed by handling of blood and OPIM remain very high.  The requirements of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard continue to be essential in maintaining safe work environments for all employees engaged in handling blood and OPIM.

 

COURSE LENGTH:

1 day

STUDENT MATERIALS:

AHA Bloodborne Pathogens manual

CERTIFICATION UPON COURSE COMPLETION: 

Emergency Care Education Certificate

Blood Test