Action Training Systems Releases Bloodborne Pathogens Training Program for Emergency Responders

Action Training Systems Releases Bloodborne Pathogens Training Program for Emergency Responders

Press Release Apr 27, 2012

Bloodborne Pathogens is the first title in the new three-part series, Infection Control & Prevention, by Action Training Systems.

This is a high-quality, competency-based multimedia program designed to educate emergency responders on how to identify risks associated with bloodborne pathogens, engineering controls and safe work practices to prevent or minimize their exposure and what to do if an exposure occurs. 

Emergency responders are at risk of occupational exposure to blood and other body fluids during their care of patients in the prehospital field. Knowing how to manage this risk and what precautions to take are essential to responder safety.

Action Training Systems’ new program on bloodborne pathogens helps instructors fulfill the initial or annual training requirements mandated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) by providing an overview of the standard and describing how responders can minimize and protect themselves from exposure to bloodborne pathogens. This title includes information on the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act, as well as the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act.

The training program presents types of bloodborne pathogens of concern to emergency care providers, including HBV, HCV and HIV. It reviews standards and requirements outlined in OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens standard.  The use of standard precautions, safe work practices and engineering controls to minimize the risk of occupational exposure are defined and demonstrated throughout the program.  The program ends by demonstrating what actions to take after an exposure incident.

There are two other titles in the Infection Control & Prevention Series to be released late 2012, including Airborne Pathogens & Other Diseases and Infection Control Practices.

About Action Training Systems

Action Training Systems has over 23 years of experience and knowledge in training programs for emergency responders. The company provides high-quality content and video demonstrations on DVD as well as interactive computer-based training (CBT) and scorable simulation courses that all run on the Iluminar Learning Management System (LMS) software platform.

Other training systems by ATS include the Essentials of Fire Fighting, HAZMAT, Emergency Medical Responder, Fire Service Recue, First on Scene, Fire Officer 1, Industrial Fire Brigades and much more. Their training is a valuable resource to a variety of industry professionals including—but not limited to—firefighters, law enforcement, industrial first responders, private security, private ambulance, military, safety officers, HAZMAT teams, search and rescue, utility workers and all other emergency responders.


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