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Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP)

This free online course teaches you how to identify and treat bloodborne pathogens and confers global accreditation.

Publisher: NHCPS
This course on bloodborne pathogens (BBP) trains you to address health concerns by detecting and responding to germs in people’s blood. This training is required annually by the U.S. Occupational and Safety Health Administration (OSHA). We show you how to identify BBPs and respond appropriately, often with a referral. Complete this course and apply for certification to gain international accreditation that signals your ability to work with blood.
  • Duration

    1.5-3 Hours
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This course provides an overview of bloodborne pathogens (BBPs) and lays out the objectives of regular BBP training. We guide you through an ‘exposure control plan’ (ECP) that directs healthcare workers’ response to pathogens. We describe different types of BBP by examining common examples like HIV and hepatitis B and C. The course goes through the four main response steps to pathogen exposure and covers universal precautions, handwashing protocols and standard precautionary actions.

We then take you through safety procedures that protect you from the transmission of BBPs. We study appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), the safe disposal of ‘sharps’ (like scalpels and hypodermic needles) and the various facility policies and measures that an employer should have in place for cleaning up blood and bodily fluids. We delve into the Occupational and Safety Health Administration (OSHA) in the United States to explain who is subject to them and what their regulations entail.

This course is of interest to health professionals who need to address their own health concerns while caring for others. We explain how to reduce the chances of disease transmission in the line of duty while you protect yourself and others from possible infection, including co-workers, patients and family members. This knowledge protects you and lets you do your job without fear or interruption and is required if you work in a lab or medical environment. Blood work is an important part of modern medicine so sign up for this course to add this crucial skill to your portfolio and an international accreditation to your resume.

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