AARC - OSHA Standards for Bloodborne Pathogens and Infectious Disease

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AARC CREDIT 1.0 CRCE

Course Objectives:


This course introduces the reader to the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration Division Standards for Bloodborne pathogens.  Additional recommendations developed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are incorporated for added understanding of the importance to plan and manage the work environment to protect workers and visitors.    Respective pathogens are described with greater emphasis placed on the methods to prevent transmission vectors.  As well, other pathogens such as tuberculosis (TB), Hepatitis, and Influenza, which contribute to additional health risks for employees working in a healthcare environment, will be reviewed. The integration of universal precautions is defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Standards as the simplest means of protecting workers from these pathogens.