What Laboratory Professionals Need to Know About Blood-Borne Pathogens (by ASCLS)

1.5 P.A.C.E. contact hour(s)

(based on 15 customer ratings)

Janice M. Conway-Klaassen, PhD, MT(ASCP)SM

Course provided by ASCLS.

Important Components of this self-study:

Government Regulations and Oversight
Infectious Agents
Human Infection: Risks to workers and patients
Modes of Infection
Preventing Transmission of Infection
Protective Equipment
Safe Work Practices
Response to Exposure

See more courses in: Laboratory Safety; Microbiology

Continuing Education Credits

P.A.C.E.® Contact Hours (acceptable for AMT, ASCP, and state recertification) (CACMLE): 1.5 hour(s)
Course number 108-282-15, approved through 12/31/2017
Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel Credit Hours - General (Microbiology/Mycology/Parasitology): 1.5 hour(s)
Course number 20-479881, approved through 12/31/2017

Objectives

  • Describe the role of OSHA in protecting medical workers.
  • Outline the requirements of an exposure control plan.
  • Define blood-borne pathogens and give two examples.
  • Compare and contrast HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C in terms of infectivity, risk to healthcare workers, and disease prevention.
  • Describe Standard Precautions for healthcare workers.
  • Given a contaminated sample, select the appropriate disposal method.
  • Discuss the policies and procedures related to the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and handwashing.
  • Discuss when an accident or incident report should be filed.

Customer Ratings

(based on 15 customer ratings)

Course Outline

  • PowerPoint Slides
      • What Laboratory Professionals Need to Know About Blood-Borne Pathogens
      • Self-Study Description
      • Learning Objectives
      • Learning Objectives, cont.
      • Presentation Outline
      • Government Regulations
      • Government Regulations, cont.
      • Government Regulations, cont.
      • Government Regulations, cont.
      • Risk Factors
      • Risk Factors, cont.
      • Other Pathogens and Diseases
      • How Are They Transmitted?
      • Other Potentially Infectious Materials
      • Routes of Reported Exposure
      • Human Immunodeficiency Virus
      • Hepatitis B Virus
      • Hepatitis C Virus
      • Cycle of Infection
      • Engineering Controls
      • General Lab Safety
      • General Lab Safety, cont.
      • Personal Protective Equipment
      • Barrier Gowns / Lab Coats
      • Gloves
      • Safety Goggles
      • Face Shields
      • Masks or N95 Respirators
      • Putting on PPE
      • Taking Off PPE
      • Standard Universal Precautions
      • Waste Disposal
      • Biohazard Bags & Buckets
      • Sharps Containment
      • Blood Collection Devices
      • Regular Trash
      • Work Practices
      • Handwashing
      • Response to Exposure
      • Face / Eye Splash
      • Needle Stick Exposure
      • Treatment
      • Documentation
      • Summary
      • Safety is everyone's responsibility
      • References

Additional Information

Important Components of this Presentation:

  • Government Regulations and Oversight
  • Infectious Agents
  • Human Infection: Risks to workers and patients
  • Modes of Infection
  • Preventing Transmission of Infection
  • Protective Equipment
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Response to Exposure

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