INF003 - Health Care Workers and Bloodborne Pathogens
This course provides information about how health care workers can minimize the risk of occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
Health care workers run the risk for occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens, including hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that causes AIDS. This course provides information about how health care workers can minimize the risk of occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens. To successfully complete this course, you must attain a minimum score of 80% on the final exam and complete the course training survey.
- Define bloodborne pathogen;
- Explain how infection from a bloodborne pathogen can occur within a health care setting;
- Explain who is covered by OSHA's bloodborne pathogen standard;
- List what OSHA requires to be included in a company's Exposure Control Plan;
- List and explain each of the requirements outlined in OSHA's bloodborne pathogen standard;
- Explain what an employer is required to do if an employee declines to receive the hepatitis B vaccination;
- Explain an employer's responsibilities following an employee's exposure to a bloodborne pathogen.
Continuing education: 1.0 contact hour by the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC); 0.75 Scientific (S) Category I PCEs by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC) will be granted to those certified in the disciplines of: Orthotics, Orthotic Assistants, Orthotic Technicians, Orthotic Fitters, Prosthetics, Prosthetic Assistants, Prosthetic Technicians, Mastectomy Fitters, Pedorthists, Therapeutic Shoe Fitters; 1.0 Category I CPE credit by the Board for Orthotist/Prosthetist Certification (BOC); VGM Education is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.