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OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Ultra™
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Bloodborne Pathogens Training Requires Expertise in:

  1. Knowing when, where & how healthcare workers are getting injured.
  2. Increasing awareness of recognizable hazards.
  3. Changing healthcare workers’ behavior to install safer healthcare practices.
There are 2 ways to teach OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Ultra™:

1. Instructor Based – teacher delivers OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Ultra™ content
a. Ideal for larger healthcare facilities
2. Self-Study Based – employees review OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Ultra™ content independently
a. Ideal for smaller healthcare facilities

OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Ultra™ Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe OSHA’s mandatory regulations and methods of compliance in the area of Bloodborne Pathogens Standards.
  • Delineate healthcare workers’ responsibilities to comply with OSHA’s mandated Bloodborne Pathogens Standards.
  • Describe in detail how bloodborne pathogens are transmitted in healthcare settings.
  • Define bloodborne pathogens such as HBV, HCV and HIV and describe their respective symptoms.
  • Explain the Hepatitis B Vaccination series & Post-vaccination Titer.
  • Describe in detail OSHA’s methods of compliance regarding Hepatitis B Vaccinations and Post-exposure Evaluation & Follow-up.
  • Manage the risks associated with physicians with bloodborne viral infections engaged in exposure prone procedures.
  • Historically describe the disease burden from Hepatitis B in the United States.
  • Cite the risk of contracting HBV, HCV & HIV from percutaneous injuries (by %).
  • Define the concepts of: Occupational Exposure, Universal Precautions, Work Practice Controls, and Engineering Controls.
  • Explain the importance of the “General Duty Clause.”
  • Describe why the “Needlestick Safety & Prevention Act” was signed into law.
  • Identify percutaneous injury rates for hollow-bore needles before & after passage of the Needlestick Safety & Prevention Act.
  • Explain how smaller healthcare facilities are impacted by OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens Standards.
  • Enumerate 10 tips for minimizing OSHA violations in small healthcare facilities.
  • Identify 5 types of Engineering Controlled Medical Devices.
  • Define at least 9 “Other Potentially Infectious Materials” (OPIM).
  • Classify blood and body fluid exposures by healthcare job classifications (by %).
  • Specifically identify the physical locations within healthcare settings where blood and body fluid exposures occur (by %).
  • Identify which blood and body fluids are involved in exposures (by %).
  • Determine if body fluids, other than blood, are visibly contaminated with blood (by %).
  • Describe which body parts were involved during blood and body fluid exposures (by %).
  • Cite the latest CDC sharps injury facts among hospital-based healthcare personnel.
  • Identify six medical devices which account for nearly 80% of all sharps injuries.
  • Define the costs associated with sharps injuries.
  • Classify needlestick & sharp-object injuries by healthcare job classifications (by %).
  • Specifically identify the physical locations within healthcare settings where needlestick & sharp-object injuries occur (by %).
  • Describe the risk of sharp device-related blood and body fluid exposure in Operating Rooms (by %).
  • Outline key elements of prevention programs designed to mitigate the risks associated with sharp device-related blood and body fluid exposure in Operating Rooms.
  • Determine when injuries occurred while using needlestick & sharp-objects (by %).
  • Identify sharps injuries among hospital workers by purpose or procedure for which the device was used (by %).
  • Define the circumstances of safety device-related hollow-bore needlestick injuries (by %).
  • Classify the types of devices which constitute sharps injuries among hospital workers (by %).
  • Determine whether proportional needlestick injuries are on the rise or decline due to safer needle devices and why.
  • Describe the preventability of hollow-bore needlestick injuries and behavioral changes which can reduce future needlestick injuries (by %).
  • Delineate human factors that have been found to contribute to preventable sharps injuries.
  • Specify key initiatives linked to the future of safer injections.
  • Cite hospital locations with the highest Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection Rates.
  • Describe what constitutes Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and its appropriate use.
  • Explain the “do’s & don’ts” of managing contaminated PPE.
  • Describe OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Program and fit testing requirement of the NIOSH approved N95 mask.
  • Describe the importance of Hazard Communication labeling and delineate the Hazard Rating Chart.
  • Explain OSHA’s definition of “Regulated Waste.”
  • Describe methods for handling regulated waste in healthcare settings.

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