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- Available Lessons: 47
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1What are Bloodborne Pathogens?
Course SummaryThis course equips you with the skills needed to prevent and treat exposure to bloodborne pathogens. The short and engaging lessons help you learn to identify common pathogens, track the spread of disease, and maintain a safe and healthy environment and can help you meet licensure or compliance requirements for teachers.
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About This Course
Our expert instructors show you essential information pertaining to bloodborne pathogen avoidance, treatment and safety standards. You'll learn how these pathogens can be transmitted from person to person and learn protective measures to help prevent exposure. Broken up into several chapters, the course offers engaging lessons that are typically less than ten minutes in length. Studying this chapter will help you:
- Learn what bloodborne pathogens are
- Explore the common viruses and see the differences between viral and bacterial infections
- Prevent bloodborne pathogen transmission
- Learn about proper disposal methods for hazardous waste and materials
- Understand how diseases are transmitted
- Comply with OSHA's bloodborne pathogens standards
Teachers and educators: Check with your school or district to find out if this course fulfills compliance requirements.
How It Works
You can study topics related to bloodborne pathogens wherever and whenever you have free time. The flexibility of this training course enables you to study at home, at school, at the library or on-the-go. You can use any computer or mobile device to take the course in sequence or jump to specific topics you need to study. Our instructors are available to answer any questions you may have, and you can keep track of your progress through the course on your course Dashboard. Using the course is easy:
- Select a lesson, like The Different Routes of Infectious Disease Transmission and either play the video or read through the lesson
- Follow along with the transcript to highlight important definitions or focus on specific examples
- Try the accompanying lesson quizzes to see how well you understand main concepts, such as bloodborne pathogen prevention
- Progress through the course by selecting the Next Lesson
- Verify you understand the chapter material by taking the chapter exam
- Take the final course exam to assess your comprehension of bloodborne pathogens training concepts
- Receive a certificate of completion after completing all quizzes and give it to your school district or employer
How It Helps
Teachers and school employees may need to have a thorough understanding of bloodborne pathogens. This training resource can help educators and school employees meet the bloodborne pathogen compliance requirements for their school districts. These lessons can also help healthcare professionals understand disease transmission, proper safety procedures and the CDC's bloodborne pathogen standards.
This course offers instruction in the following areas:
- Summarizing the fundamentals of bloodborne pathogens, common viruses, and viral and bacterial infections
- Explaining how diseases are spread
- Preventing the transmission of bloodborne pathogens
- Conducting proper waste disposal and biohazard cleanup methods
- Observing OSHA's standards for bloodborne pathogens
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