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OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen and Tuberculosis Training



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OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen and Tuberculosis Training Sharon Shipley RN ECU Infection Control Updated 5 19 2011 Who is OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Admin Requires employers to provide a safe working environment Developed Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne pathogen standard Standard Requirements Limit occupational exposure to human blood and other potentially infectious materials in the work place Provide employee with knowledge of job associated risks Provide protective devices measures that can prevent most exposures Written Exposure Control Plan on line Annual training on line Exposure Control Plan Defines who is at risk Outlines procedures to prevent or minimize employee exposure Outlines procedures to follow in event of exposure Available online www ecu edu What are bloodborne pathogens Infectious materials in the blood which can cause disease in humans Exposure can result in serious illness or death Who s at risk Anyone who handles blood blood components or body fluids Anyone who touches potentially contaminated equipment or surfaces Job duties involving possible exposure Surgery Patient exams Phlebotomy and injections Cleaning and sterilizing instruments Emergency first aid Handling infectious waste Cleaning blood spills Handling soiled linen Cell tissue or organ culture How are bloodborne diseases transmitted Contaminated sharps injuries needle sticks broken glass scalpel blades Mucous membrane splash eye mouth nose Contact on non intact skin cuts rash blisters hangnails Infectious body fluids Blood or serum Semen Vaginal secretions Amniotic pericardial pleural synovial and cerebrospinal fluids Not infectious for bloodborne pathogens Feces Urine Tears Saliva unless visible blood present Vomitus Sputum Sweat Bloodborne Pathogens of Concern Hepatitis B Hepatitis C HIV AIDS Other Bloodborne Pathogens Malaria Babesiosis Brucellosis Laptospirosis Syphilis Arboviral infections Relapsing fever Creutzfeldt Jakob disease Viral hemorrhagic fever Hepatitis B



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