COMP15 LTC: Preventing Bloodborne Infections in Long-Term Care: Bloodborne Viruses
Nurses and other healthcare providers are at risk for contact with blood contaminated with dangerous bloodborne pathogens. Because there is no way to know who is infected, strategies must be learned to prevent the transmission of these pathogens. This lesson was developed for nurses and other healthcare workers to equip them with the information they need to protect themselves from the transmission of bloodborne pathogens, particularly HIV, HBV, and HCV. his lesson describes bloodborne pathogens and infections of primary concern to healthcare workers and the relevant statistics on their prevalence in the United States.
Upon completion of this course, student will be able to:
- Describe the characteristics of HIV and AIDS.
- Describe the characteristics of hepatitis B and C.
- Describe the sources of transmission of bloodborne infections.
- Describe the modes of transmission of bloodborne infections outside the workplace.
- Describe the modes of transmission of bloodborne infections in the workplace.
In order to receive your completion certificate for this course, you must score at least 80% on the training assessment and complete the course evaluation. We appreciate any comments you may have to help us improve your online learning experience.
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