Bloodborne Pathogens Refresher

The individual will demonstrate the basic knowledge required to recognize the presence of bloodborne pathogens and the precautions that can be taken to protect against them. View/Download: HTML - Word Doc - PDF Doc


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Session Reference:

Topic: Bloodborne Pathogens Refresher

Level of Instruction:

Time Required: 2 Hours

Materials:

  • Appropriate audio visual support
  • Protective gloves
  • Protective faceshield/mask

References:

  • Emergency Care, 9th Edition, Brady
  • OSHA Regulation 29 CFR 1910.1030
  • Preventing Disease Transmission, American Red Cross

Preparation

Motivation:

Objective (SPO): The individual will demonstrate the basic knowledge required to recognize the presence of bloodborne pathogens and the precautions that can be taken to protect against them, from memory, without assistance, to a written test accuracy of 70%.

Overview: Bloodborne Pathogens Refresher

  • Training Requirements
  • Scene Safety
  • Basic Precautions

Instructors Note: This drill is designed to meet the annual refresher training requirement for bloodborne pathogens as required by 29 CFR 1910.1030. The session should also provide an opportunity to review any policies and procedures related to bloodborne pathogens as well as the exposure control plan.


Bloodborne Pathogens Refresher

    SPO 1-1
    The individual will demonstrate the basic knowledge required to recognize the presence of bloodborne pathogens and the precautions that can be taken to protect against them, from memory, without assistance, to a written test accuracy of 70%.

    EO 1-1
    Identify the OSHA regulatory requirements associated with bloodborne pathogens training.

    EO 1-2
    Identify items at the scene that could indicate the presence of a bloodborne pathogen.

    EO 1-3
    Identify various precautions that could be taken to protect against bloodborne pathogens.


Instructional Guide

Training Requirements (1-1)

  • Initial and Refresher Training
    • Employers shall ensure that all employees with occupational exposure participate in a bloodborne pathogens training program
    • Training shall be provided as follows
      • At the time of initial assignment to tasks when occupational exposure may take place
      • At least annually thereafter
    • Employers shall provide additional training when changes such as modification of tasks or procedures or institution of new tasks or procedures affect the employee's occupational exposure
    • The training program shall contain at a minimum the following elements
      • An accessible copy of the regulatory text of the standard and an explanation of its contents
      • A general explanation of the epidemiology and symptoms of bloodborne diseases
      • An explanation of the modes of transmission of bloodborne pathogens
      • An explanation of the employer's exposure control plan and the means by which the employee can obtain a copy of the written plan
      • An explanation of the appropriate methods for recognizing tasks and other activities that may involve exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials
      • An explanation of the use and limitations of methods that will prevent or reduce exposure including appropriate engineering controls, work practices, and personal protective equipment
      • Information on the types, proper use, location, removal, handling, decontamination and disposal of personal protective equipment
      • An explanation of the basis for selection of personal protective equipment
      • Information on the hepatitis B vaccine, including information on its efficacy, safety, method of administration, the benefits of being vaccinated, and that the vaccine and vaccination will be offered free of charge
      • Information on the appropriate actions to take and persons to contact in an emergency involving blood or other potentially infectious materials
      • An explanation of the procedure to follow if an exposure incident occurs, including the method or reporting the incident and the medical follow-up that will be made available
      • Information on the post-exposure evaluation and follow-up that the employer is required to provide for the employee following an exposure incident
      • An explanation of the signs and labels and/or color coding required
      • An opportunity for interactive questions and answers with the person conducting the training session
    • Record keeping
      • The employer shall establish and maintain an accurate record for each employee with occupational exposure
      • The record shall consist of
        • Name and social security number of the employee
        • A copy of the employee's hepatitis B vaccination status including dates of all the hepatitis B vaccinations and any medical records relative to the employee's ability to receive vaccination
        • A copy of all results of examinations, medical testing, and follow-up procedures
        • The employer's copy of the health care professional's written opinion
        • A copy of the information provided to the health care professional
      • The employer shall ensure that employee medical records are kept confidential and not disclosed or reported without the employee's express written consent to any person within or outside the workplace except as required by 29 CFR 1910.1030 or as may be required by law
      • Training records shall include the following information
        • Dates of the training sessions
        • Contents or a summary of the training sessions
        • Names and qualifications of persons conducting the training
        • Names and job titles of all persons attending the training sessions
        • Training records shall be maintained for 3 years from the date on which the training occurred
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