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OSHA Blood-borne Pathogens Standard: Management Of Exposure To Blood-borne Pathogens

Author: Dana Bartlett, BSN, MSN, MA, CSPI
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CE: 2 hours Pharmacology: 0.5 hour
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Course Summary

Healthcare workers are continuously exposed to hazards of blood-borne pathogen transmission. Many bacteria and viruses may be transmitted to healthcare workers by needlesticks, sharps injury, or splash contact. Hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and the human immunodeficiency virus account for the greatest number of exposures and infections. Important aspects of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration standard and information on the management of exposure to blood-borne pathogens are discussed.

Course Format

Homestudy

Course Syllabus

I.              Introduction
 
II.           Epidemiology Of Exposures To Blood-borne Pathogens
 
III.        Risk Of Infection After Occupational Exposure
1.   Needlestick Injuries and Other Exposures
 
IV.         The OSHA Blood-borne Pathogens Standard
1.   OSHA Definitions
2.   Employer and Employee Compliance
 
V.            Managing Exposures To Blood-borne Pathogens
1.   Documentation of Exposure Circumstances
2.   Healthcare Worker Information
3.   Source Patient Information
 
VI.         Hepatitis B Post-exposure Treatment And Prophylaxis
1.   Source Patient Evaluation
2.   Healthcare Worker Evaluation
 
VII.       Hepatitis C Post-exposure Treatment And Prophylaxis
1.   Source Patient Evaluation
2.   Healthcare Worker Evaluation
 
VIII.    HIV Post-exposure Treatment And Prophylaxis
1.   Source Patient Evaluation
2.   Healthcare Worker Evaluation
3.   Recommended HIV Therapy
4.   Special Considerations
 
IX.         Case Study: Health Employee Exposure To Blood
 
X.            Summary

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