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Understanding the Risks Posed by Bloodborne Pathogens

Some organisms that cause disease are carried in a person’s blood and other body fluids.

Healthcare workers are routinely exposed to the blood and fluids of their residents. Therefore, they are at risk for contracting disease. 

This course will help you protect: 

  • Yourself
  • Your coworkers
  • Your residents
  • Your family

You will learn how to:

  • Work safely with blood and body fluids
  • Protect against exposure to bloodborne pathogens

Courseware Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify bloodborne pathogens and how they are spread, increasing risk to healthcare workers.
  • List 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.