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Infection Control for the Medical Assistant: Part 2: Preventing Bloodborne Pathogen Transmission

Bloodborne pathogens are disease-causing germs such as viruses and bacteria carried in the blood that can cause diseases like AIDS and hepatitis B. This program describes common bloodborne pathogens medical assistants should be concerned about, OSHA s Bloodborne Pathogens rule, and how to be protected using personal protective equipment (PPE).

Duration 24 min
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Bloodborne pathogens are disease-causing germs such as viruses and bacteria carried in the blood that can cause diseases like AIDS and hepatitis B. This program describes common bloodborne pathogens medical assistants should be concerned about, OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens rule, and how to be protected using personal protective equipment (PPE).

After watching this program viewers should be able to:
  • Name common bloodborne pathogens
  • Identify body fluids that can carry bloodborne pathogens
  • Explain the important safety strategies found in both Universal Precautions and Standard Precautions
  • Describe the use of PPE to prevent the spread of infections
  • Describe ways to prevent being stuck by needles and sharp objects
  • Describe what to do in case of being exposed to blood or infectious material
Products Specifications
Formats Available DVD
Duration 24 min
Supporting Materials
Language English
Languages Available English
Copyright 2013