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Bloodborne Pathogen Fundamentals - Chapter Summary
Learn the fundamentals of bloodborne pathogens with this collection of engaging and informative lessons. Then chapter covers essential concepts related to bloodborne pathogens, including how they are transmitted between people, what diseases they can cause and how you can avoid exposure to harmful pathogens in school and professional settings.
After watching these bite-sized lessons, take the accompanying self-assessment quizzes to make sure you fully understand these bloodborne pathogen concepts. You can print the lesson transcripts to supplement your studying experience and reach out to our instructors if you have any questions. For your convenience, we've made these lessons available at any time that fits your schedule and accessible on any computer or mobile device.
How It Helps
These training resources are designed to help teachers and educators meet their school district's bloodborne pathogen compliance requirements. Understanding how to avoid exposure to bloodborne pathogens allows teachers to ensure their students' well-being and assist if a problem arises. This training resource can also help a variety of current and aspiring healthcare professionals who need to learn about or supplement their knowledge of bloodborne pathogens.
By the end of this chapter, you'll be able to:
- Explain how bloodborne pathogens infect people
- Recognize the different types of bloodborne pathogens
- Identify diseases that bloodborne pathogens can cause
- Know how occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens can be avoided with proper equipment and training
1. What are Bloodborne Pathogens?
This lesson will define bloodborne pathogens, give you some examples of ones you've likely already heard about, and describe how people are commonly infected.
2. Types of Bloodborne Pathogens
Bloodborne pathogens come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Some are super small, like viruses, and others are much bigger, like parasites. Other than viruses and parasites, find out what other types of pathogens are associated with our blood.
3. Diseases Caused by Bloodborne Pathogens
It's convenient to think that bloodborne pathogens spread only through blood, and that they only cause one disease. But this lesson will teach you that neither is true.
4. Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens
In this lesson, we will define what an occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens is. We will also identify how healthcare workers can avoid occupational exposure with training and equipment.
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