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Bloodborne Pathogens and Standard Precautions (CE)

Some organisms that cause disease are carried in a person's blood and other body fluids. Ambulatory surgery center (ASC) staff are routinely exposed to the blood and body fluids of their patients. They are therefore at risk for contracting disease. This course will help ASC staff protect themselves, their coworkers, their patients and their family. This course will discuss how to work safely with blood and body fluids and how to protect against exposure to bloodborne pathogens.

Courseware Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education activity, you should be able to:

  • Identify important bloodborne pathogens and how they are spread, increasing risk of infection to healthcare workers.
  • List important safeguards against bloodborne pathogen exposure that will improve healthcare worker safety.
  • Identify what to do if you are exposed to a bloodborne pathogen that will increase healthcare worker safety.