Bloodborne Pathogens in Healthcare Facilities

Organization: Knowledge Essentials

Created by: Knowledge Team


This online training video teaches health care workers and supervisors about the safety issues regarding exposure to bloodborne pathogens and how to protect themselves and their coworkers from contamination. This video educates users about the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Regulations. Viewers learn how bloodborne diseases are transmitted in a health care setting, procedures for accidental exposure, the importance of early detection, the symptoms of initial exposure, and how to limit their risk of exposure. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) estimates there are over 500,000 injuries from contaminated sharp instruments each year. Workers who know how to use best practices while working around bloodborne pathogens reduce their risk of contamination and help to keep the workplace safer for all employees.

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