Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) | Mackenzie Thompson | Skillshare
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8 Lessons (17m)
    • 1. Overview

    • 2. Introduction

    • 3. Protect Yourself From BBP

    • 4. Act When In Contact With Blood

    • 5. Clean Up the Mess

    • 6. Report Exposure

    • 7. What s Next

    • 8. Who is NHCPS?


About This Class


Welcome to the Save a Life Initiative: Bloodborne Pathogens Course. This course is intended to help you prepare to address the health concerns inherent in caring for others and the possible damage the microscopic world can inflict. Unlike traditional academic curricula, you will learn actionable ways to practice and prepare for the bacteria and pathogens you may encounter in your career. If you become exposed to bloodborne pathogens, you will have the knowledge to reduce the chances of disease transmission and protect others, including co-workers and patients, from possible infection. Prior knowledge on the topic is not required. There are no costs associated with taking this course through Skillshare.

This course package includes:

  • Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) Provider Handbook
  • Instructional modules, complete with videos
  • Optional FREE Certification: This course is for training in Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP). If you would like to be certified please visit

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1. Overview: Chapter one Overview course objectives. One. Identify sources of blood borne pathogens to understand the risks involved when caring for people where you may come into contact with blood. Three. Learn how to clean up blood and blood containing fluids appropriately. Four. Understand the importance of personal protective equipment, or PPE, for preventing transmission of blood borne pathogens, but explain how blood borne pathogens are transmitted. Six. Learn how to avoid exposure to blood borne pathogens for the use of sharps. Seven. Learn how to respond if exposure does occur. Eight. Create a core sense of responsibility among participants. Prevent future incidents of exposure to blood borne pathogens. Upon completion of this course, you'll be able to take an active role in reducing blood born pathogen transmission in the workplace. While the rolls of different employees may have varying levels of patient contact, the potential for exposure to blood borne pathogens is ever present. 2. Introduction: Chapter two introduction. This section discusses background information on blood borne pathogens why training is necessary and takes a closer look at the importance of the exposure control plan. Why is training in blood borne pathogens required? Health care facility is made up of many more people than direct care staff. Employees in a facility may include nurses, unit coordinators, quality assurance personnel, administrative professionals, sanitation workers and more. Although many employees may not be directly involved with patients, the potential for exposure to pathogens is always present. OSHA also mandates all employees who work in an environment where exposure of blood borne pathogens is likely was complete training to reduce and prevent blood borne pathogen exposure. What is an exposure control plan? An E C. P is a plan that directs how employees respond to exposure to pathogens and typically includes the following. A briefing of personnel who may be exposed to pathogens directly, a list of all employees, responsibilities that may result in exposure rules set to ensure compliance to OSHA and the requirements of other governing bodies, such as the Joint Commission Rules regarding research or production of antibodies of deadly blood born pathogens such as hepatitis B and the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV PROACTIV Vaccination protocols for hepatitis B. Communication measures used to educate employees such as this course record keeping policies for any such exposure policies for immediate actions after exposure. What exactly are blood borne pathogens? Blood borne pathogens are basically any germ or organism that resides in an effective person's bloodstream. These pathogens may be transmitted by any substance that may contain blood, including Steve's droplets, urine, feces, seminal fluid and all other bodily fluids. Most blood borne pathogens do not cause immediate symptoms, but they can still be transmitted to other individuals. Furthermore, some blood borne pathogens can result in death a closer look at blood borne pathogens. Hepatitis B and C viruses. The symptoms of hepatitis B and C include jaundice or yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes. Fatigue, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite and liver damage. There is a vaccine available for hepatitis B. If you've not been vaccinated previously, an employer is required to provide one. If you may be exposed to hepatitis B. It is part of the three sets Siri's and each dose must be spaced out by approximately one month. If you've started the series and failed to complete it, your employer may send you for a blood draw to verify the presence of hepatitis B antibodies. HIV, the symptoms of HIV infection, can mirror many of the symptoms of the flu. However, general symptoms may include fatigue, appetite changes, unexplained fever and swollen glands. Moreover, HIV infection increases risk of contracting other diseases and developing acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, or AIDS. Contact is not always equal illness. The information about blood borne pathogens can be disheartening, but exposure doesn't mean you become infected. Following proper protocols can help reduce your risk of infection. How to react to blood borne pathogens in the workplace exposure. Blood borne pathogens in the workplace Kenly really happen anywhere, including bathrooms, patient rooms, always and laboratories. The's steps can teach you how to respond packed. Protect yourself. Act immediately clean the area. Tell your supervisor 3. Protect Yourself From BBP: Chapter three. Protect yourself from blood borne pathogens. Blood born pathogens cannot survive for extended periods outside of the body that they can survive in bodily fluids for days or weeks. Although infection is not imminent, blood born pathogens can enter the body from any mucous membrane, including minor scrapes or cuts. Therefore, protecting yourself is the first step for preventing transmission. What does it mean to protect yourself? Protecting yourself includes understanding blood borne pathogens where they may be taking standard universal precautions following hand washing protocols and thinking about your actions in advance. I always think about your environment to an environment can be unsafe. Other employees, family members or other events must always be considered before you begin dealing with possible blood borne pathogen exposure. Imagine a car accident victim who suffered severe wounds. Make sure the scene of the accident is safe. Before you proceed, follow universal precautions. Universal precautions are simple. They dictate until proven otherwise, any bodily fluid may contain the blood borne pathogens that could kill you. In other words, where appropriate personal protective equipment as needed to prevent exposure, which includes the following gloves, goggles, face shield mask, waterproof gown and CPR mouth shields or mouth guards. What type of PPE is needed? The type of P p. E depends on the unique circumstances of each case. If blood is likely to come into contact with through clothing, were a waterproof disposable gown. Always wear gloves, and a spurting or coughing is likely. Face, shield or mask may be needed. Remember possible allergies to latex. Some people may be allergic to materials used in the manufacture of PPE. For example, a person may be allergic to latex gloves. If a person is unable to provide allergy information, default to the use of non latex gloves. To be safe, follow hand washing protocols. One. Turn on the faucet to warm water. You want the water to be warm but avoids scalding, painful temperatures. If the towel dispenser is not automatic, make sure you can access the towel without touching the towel with 30 hands, for example, the small wheel on the side may need to be turned to wet your hands thoroughly. Three. Apply soap and work your hands into a lather. Vigorously clean all surfaces of the hands, including two inches up your wrists. Four. Wash under your fingernails by making a scratching motion from side to side in the palm of your posing. Hand five prints from the wrists for the fingertips. Avoid touching the basin of the sink or any other surface while rinsing six towel off. Throw the used paper towel away. Seven. Use a new towel to turn off the water. Do not use the now wet towel to turn off the water. It will provide a vehicle for pathogens to get back to your hands. Eight. Use a new towel to open the door. Think before you drink. When it's break time. It can be tempting to head straight for your drink or snack. However, you should always wash your hands before ever touching something that will come into contact with your mouth. This includes food, tobacco, vaporizers, drinks and make up. Learn to identify biohazard symbols. Biohazard symbols indicate what type of pathogens may be present in an area. A biohazard symbol tends to have bright orange or red orange backgrounds, with letters indicating biohazard your workplace as specific rules regarding where biohazards may be discarded. So check with your supervisor or E C. P. For guidance, take note. Never discard biohazardous waste in ordinary trash cans 4. Act When In Contact With Blood: Chapter four act when you come into contact with blood, coming into contact with blood includes blood on your P p E and or yourself. Even with following all the previous proactive measures to prevent exposure, you may experience times when your skin or other bodily fluids do come into contact with them. This section will teach you how to respond to session. Event. Immediate action is essential for direct exposure to mucous membranes. One. Take gloves off to wash hands and any exposed skin. Three. Rinse mucous membranes with copious amounts of water for report the incident. Five. Follow through with employer protocols. How do you remove gloves properly? Removing gloves is not as simple as it sounds. While these steps to remove gloves without touching the dirty side to your skin. One. Group the outside of one glove near the wrist to pull upward slightly until the blood comes off smoothly. Three cup the old glove in the hand with the remaining glove still on. Using your clean hand, slide your fingers beneath the surface of the glove near the wrist for peel the glove towards your fingers, encasing the first glove in it. Five. Dispose of the contaminated gloves properly, such as in a biohazard bag or in a plastic bag to seal the hazard until placement in an appropriate biohazard container. Six. Wash your hands. What about disposal of sharps? Sharps are another source of possible exposure to blood borne pathogens. Sharps include needles, lance, it's or any object that is used to pierce the skin. Sharps should always be disposed of in a puncture resistant sharps container. These will have the biohazard symbol and indicate sharps somewhere on the container, who can come into contact with sharps disposal workers, sanitation and janitorial employees and anyone who is present where that container goes and come into contact with Sharps after they're used. In addition, staff members should discard Sharps inappropriate container immediately after use, reducing the chances of sticking themselves or another person in the process. Recapping needles is not acceptable. Never tried to recap Sharps. Most have a re capping proof design, and if you do recap sharps, your facility could be fined for doing so. 5. Clean Up the Mess: Chapter five. Clean up the mess. Bodily fluids, including blood, result in messes in your facility. Sheets may contain blood or blood containing items after they come into contact with a patient. In some cases, a level of bleeding may result in significant quantities of blood. All of this section to learn how to clean up the mess properly know what to do. Your facility will have a policy for addressing large areas of blood or blood containing fluids. This may include placing blood containing sheets and specialized cleaning bins. Your employer will have a policy for what steps you do and do not need to take for cleaning up blood or bodily fluids. That policy supersedes this information. Clean up the area immediately. One Put on pp to use absorb. It's such as solidify air to absorb most of the fluid. This may also include using a towel to soak up the fluid. Three. Use approved disinfectant cleaners. Some cleaners may not be allowed in your facility. Follow your organization's protocols. Used the appropriate approved disinfected for sanitizing the area. Four. Dispose of cleaning materials appropriately 6. Report Exposure: Chapter six report exposure to blood or blood containing fluids immediately. If blood or bodily fluids from another person do come into contact with your skin or mucous membranes, you must act immediately. Reporting the incident to your supervisor is the only way to address the possible health consequences from exposure. One. Why is immediate reporting necessary? Exposure to blood borne pathogens cannot be reversed, but you can help prevent the progression or incubation of an infection. For example, antiretroviral medications must be started within hours of exposure to HIV to you the best chance of avoiding infection to our results of exposure. Available immediately upon exposure, your employer will likely draw a baseline set of blood work immediately. However, this Onley shows what you've been exposed to previously. Results of any possible infections from a new exposure may not be possible for several days or weeks. Retesting at intervals after exposure may be necessary for building or insurance purposes. Three. What is an OSHA Form 300? This form is required by OSHA to document and track of the incidents, workplace injuries and possible illnesses caused from a person's duties and responsibilities on the job. Although some employers may continue using paper based versions of this report. Elektronik reporting may be used as well. Follow the policy of your employer in reporting the incident. Four. Will an employer provide care for your exposure? Unfortunately, every facility is different, and only your employer can provide information on what is and what is not covered for your unique circumstances. Your employer may offer financial coverage for your exposure, and you may be asked to submit a medical evaluation or submit relevant medical information after an incident. However, this information is kept confidential. Who is subject to OSHA regulations? These regulations affect anyone who has a reasonable likelihood that they'll come into contact with blood or bodily fluids while working. Determining reasonable likelihood is a simple as being in the same room alway or general vicinity as an ill person in the facility. No 7. What s Next: Chapter seven. What's next schedule and begin your on site training if required by your facility to complete the mandated blood borne pathogens training for your workplace. Keep any records or certificates you receive to prove you've completed testing, which will need to be repeated. One year Following your completion of this course is well, blood borne pathogens can be deadly, and not understanding them will lead to infection. Protect yourself by committing this information to memory now and spend your time enjoying your job, not fearing exposure. 8. Who is NHCPS?: Welcome to National Health care provider Solutions, the most trusted name in online medical certification. Today, our certification courses can be accessed 100% online and completed from any device designed by board certified physicians. Adhering to the latest H A standards, you can now join thousands of health care providers around the world who have received certifications completely online in less than an hour. Our A, C. L s, BLS and Pals courses are eligible for A M, a Category one credits and our CPR courses eligible for a. M. A Category two CMI partnered with the Save A Life Initiative. We seek to empower others to save lives by providing advanced healthcare education. Here's how enroll in the course you need. Review the online handbooks, watch the skills videos and passed the exam. Your digital provider card is instantly available, and your physical card will be mailed to you. Choose the certification you need and get started today and HCPs the Save a Life Initiative and you together. Let's save lives