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Bloodborne Pathogens and Standard Precautions

Some organisms that cause disease are carried in a person's blood and other body fluids.

Healthcare workers are routinely exposed to the blood and body fluids of their patients. They are therefore at risk for contracting disease.

This course will help you protect:

  • Yourself
  • Your coworkers
  • Your patients
  • Your family

This course will cover how to:

  • Work safely with blood and body fluids
  • Protect against exposure to bloodborne pathogens

Courseware Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify important bloodborne pathogens and how they are spread, increasing risk of infection to healthcare workers.
  • List important safeguards against bloodborne pathogen exposure that will improve healthcare worker safety.
  • Identify what to do if you are exposed to a bloodborne pathogen that will increase healthcare worker safety.