This course reviews the bloodborne pathogens standard as published by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). It discusses what clinicians need to know in their place of employment, including employer compliance requirements for protection and appropriate infection control and documentation practices.
Course created on September 13, 2021
- After this course, participants will be able to define key concepts related to bloodborne pathogens and occupational exposure.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the minimum standards to which employers must comply related to bloodborne pathogens and infection control.
- After this course, participants will be able to list the 4 main methods of compliance as defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Bloodborne Pathogens Standards.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe best practices with regard to personal protective equipment, handwashing, handling contaminated items, and record-keeping.
|0-10 Minutes||Introduction and definitions|
|10-20 Minutes||Engineering and Work Practice Controls|
|20-30 Minutes||Personal Protective Equipment|
|40-45 Minutes||Vaccination and Follow Up|
|45-50 Minutes||Communication, Information, and Training|
|50-55 Minutes||Record Keeping|
|55-60 Minutes||Wrap Up|
Dr. Kathleen Weissberg, (MS in OT, 1993; Doctoral 2014) in her 25+ years of practice, has worked in rehabilitation and long-term care as an executive, researcher, and educator. She has established numerous programs in nursing facilities; authored peer-reviewed publications on topics such as low vision, dementia quality care, and wellness; has spoken at numerous conferences both nationally and internationally, for 20+ State Health Care Associations, and for 25+ state LeadingAge affiliates. She provides continuing education support to over 17,000 therapists, nurses, and administrators nationwide as National Director of Education for Select Rehabilitation. She is a Certified Dementia Care Practitioner and a Certified Montessori Dementia Care Practitioner. She serves as the Region 1 Director for the American Occupational Therapy Association Political Affairs Affiliates and is an adjunct professor at both Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, and Gannon University in Erie, PA.
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