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Annual Bloodborne Pathogens Re-Training for Healthcare Workers

Some blood-borne diseases are lethal. A bacterium, virus, or other infectious microorganism carried by blood can cause serious diseases also known as blood-borne pathogens. Exposure to it poses a serious risk to workers in many occupations especially the health care workers (HCWs) such as but not limited to the first responders, housekeeping personnel in some industries, nurses and other healthcare personnel. These pathogens include, but are not limited to, hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

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As it is difficult to determine what pathogens are within any given blood sample, the universal precautions rule regarding blood and any bodily fluid states, “treat all human blood, bodily fluids, and other potentially infectious materials as if they are infectious.” Maximum protection for HCWs and patients must be ensured, and the availability of optimal medical care for all who need it. Furthermore, to reduce or minimize the dangers of occupational exposure to blood-borne pathogens, it is a must to put into effect an exposure control plan with protection measures. Prospective studies of HWCs have estimated that the average risk for HIV transmission after a per-cutaneous exposure is approximately 0.3%, the risk of HBV transmission is 6 to 30%, and the risk of HCV transmission is approximately 1.8%. That is why re-training is required annually to all HWCs and related professionals.

This is where Bloodborne Pathogen Training Course also known as “BBP Training” comes in.  This course is good for all – RN’s, RT’s, LVN’s, Allied Health Professionals and all who will come in combat with body fluids in the workplace. Educate Simplify gives offers this course which covers the required requirements for annual Blood-borne Pathogen outline by OSHA. Those who complete the training will receive a Blood-borne Pathogen Certificate valid for 1 year. A place in the class is reserved just for you, so, register now!

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