Avoiding Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens in School Settings


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What are bloodborne pathogens?

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1. What is an example of a bloodborne pathogen?

2. What does universal precautions mean?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Bloodborne pathogens are a risk anywhere, but they can be particularly dangerous in schools, where there are many people gathered at once. This combination quiz and worksheet will test your understanding of how contamination can be avoided using universal precautions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet cover the following topics:

  • What pieces best protect you from blood and body fluids
  • Identifying examples of bloodborne pathogens
  • What universal precautions are
  • Situations that may result in exposure to bloodborne pathogens
  • What bloodborne pathogens are

Skills Practiced

These assessments use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on bloodborne pathogens in school settings
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how to handle potential exposure to pathogens
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what bloodborne pathogens are

Additional Learning

Further your knowledge of procedures for handling bloodborne pathogens by reviewing the lesson titled Avoiding Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens in School Settings, which discusses the following:

  • Scenarios in which exposure to pathogens may occur
  • Why universal precautions should be used
  • Why doctors wear certain gear in hospital settings