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- Bloodborne Pathogens
- Hepatitis B Virus
- Hepatitis C Virus
- What Causes HIV Infection?
- How is HIV Contracted?
- What Happens After HIV Infection?
- How Easily is HIV Transmitted?
- How Can HIV Be Prevented?
- Knowledge assessment
- Which of the following is a vaccine-preventable infection?
- Acquiring an infection as a result of occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens can be prevented by taking which of the following precautions?
- Introduction to OSHA
- Preventive Measures
- Methods of Control
- Specimens and Containers
- Handling Specimens
- Transporting Specimens
- Labeling and Color-Coding Specimen Containers for Storage and Transport
- Contaminated Wastes
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Face and Eye Protection
- Garments worn as PPE
- Garments worn as Personal Protective Equipment
- Knowledge Assessment
- Which of the following would not offer sufficient facial protection if splashes or sprays of blood or other potentially infectious materials may occur...
- Which of the following are considered engineering controls?
- Hand Hygiene
- Importance of Hand Hygiene
- Handwashing Procedure
- Antiseptic Hand Cleanser
- Postexposure Follow-up
- Exposure Incidents
- Avoiding Exposure
- Knowledge assessment
- What should you do if you accidentally stick your finger with a contaminated needle?
- Which of the following statements about hepatitis B vaccination is true?
- Ebola Virus
Level of instruction: Basic
Intended Audience: Health care personnel and other professional personnel whose occupations involve the potential of exposure to bloodborne pathogens
Author Information: Terry Jo Gile, MT(ASCP)MA Ed has over 45 years experience as a certified medical technologist. She has a bachelor's degree in Biology from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and a master's degree in Education from Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. For 20 years she was a member of the management team at Barnes-Jewish Hospital Department of Laboratories in St. Louis, Missouri, and served as the Safety Officer as well as a laboratory safety consultant to the BJC Health System. Terry Jo headed her own consulting firm, Safety Lady, LLC, for 27 years. In that capacity, she lectured and consulted worldwide on the proper implementation of safety programs in clinical laboratories.
Reviewer Information: Barbara Cebulski, MS, MLS(ASCP) has over 40 years of experience in the medical laboratory profession as a technologist, section supervisor, and laboratory manager. She was an Inspection and Technical Specialist for nine years with the College of American Pathologists in the Laboratory Accreditation Program and, until her retirement in 2015, was Program Director for MediaLab, Inc. Barbara holds a Masters in Instructional Technology from Georgia State University.