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Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP)

Successfully complete this free online course on BPPs and apply for a certificate to become globally accredited.

Publisher: NHCPS
This free online course on bloodborne pathogens (BBP) helps you prepare to address the health concerns inherent in caring for others. This training is required annually by the US Occupational and Safety Health Administration (OSHA). By the end of the course, you will be in a position to identify bloodborne pathogens and respond accordingly. Complete this course now and apply for certification to gain free international accreditation today.
Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP)
  • Duration

    1.5-3 Hours
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This free online course begins by giving you an overview of bloodborne pathogens (BBPs) and the objectives of regular BBP training. You will be guided through an exposure control plan (ECP) that directs how healthcare workers should respond to pathogens. Learn more about different types of BBPs by exploring common examples such as hepatitis B and C, and HIV. You will discover the four main response steps to pathogen exposure and study universal precautions, handwashing protocols and precautionary actions.

The material then describes steps and measures to adhere to so as to protect yourself from the transmission of bloodborne pathogens. Next, you will learn about appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), the safe disposal of sharps (like scalpels and hypodermic needles) and be guided through the various facility policies and steps that an employer should have in place for cleaning up blood and bodily fluids. You will learn more about the Occupational and Safety Health Administration (OSHA) in the United States and who is subject to them. 

This course will be of great interest to health professionals who would like to learn about their health concerns when caring for others. By the end, you will have gained knowledge on how to reduce the chances of disease transmission in the line of duty and protect others including co-workers, patients and family members from possible infection. With this knowledge, you will be able to protect yourself and do your job without fear of exposure. Complete this course now and apply for a certificate to gain access to free international accreditation today.

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