COMP15 LTC: Preventing Bloodborne Infections in Long-Term Care: Preventing Transmission, Protecting Yourself
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 describes the similarities and differences between OSHA's Universal Precautions exposure prevention strategy that is part of its Bloodborne Pathogens Standard workplace regulation, and the CDC's Standard Precautions infection control guideline. In addition, the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), a key component of these infection control approaches, will be described.
Upon completion of this course, student will be able to:
- Describe Universal Precautions.
- Describe Standard Precautions.
- Describe post-exposure responses.
- Describe the use of gloves for protection against bloodborne infections.
- Describe the use of eyeware for protection against bloodborne infections.
- Describe the use of gowns for protection against bloodborne infections.
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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