ESU 10 Staff BBP Annual Review

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ESU 10 Staff BBP Annual Review

  1. 1. Bloodborne Pathogens ESU 10 Annual Employee Training Kathleen Gosch, RN,C School Health Coordinator
  2. 2. It’s the Annual . . . <ul><li>Bloodborne Pathogens Reminder of </li></ul><ul><li>Very Important Information to Keep YOU Safe! </li></ul><ul><li>Please take a short time to review this material and complete TEST #1. Passing is 80%. If you do NOT receive 80% the first time, you will be asked to take TEST #2. </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Kathy Gosch for questions at [email_address] . </li></ul>
  3. 3. Bloodborne Pathogens . . . <ul><li>Can be spread through contact with infected blood. Pathogens CANNOT be spread by kissing or on toilet seats. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Bloodborne Pathogens are . . . <ul><li>Microorganisms are carried by human blood and body fluids. They are important because some are fatal. Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) are NOT found in dogs. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Bloodborne Pathogens are found . . . <ul><li>In body fluids containing visible blood, in semen and vaginal secretions and in torn or loose skin. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Bloodborne pathogens can cause infection by entering your body through: <ul><li>Open cuts and nicks </li></ul><ul><li>Dermatitis </li></ul><ul><li>Mucous membranes of your mouth, eyes and/or nose </li></ul>
  7. 7. The most common bloodborne pathogens are: <ul><li>Hepatitis B </li></ul><ul><li>AND </li></ul><ul><li>Hepatitis C </li></ul>
  8. 8. HIV is NOT transmitted indirectly … by touching or working around people who are HIV-positive.
  9. 9. Hepatitis is a general term used . . . to describe inflammation (swelling) of the liver.
  10. 10. Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) is . . . <ul><li>Transmitted primarily through sexual contact </li></ul><ul><li>Transmitted through direct contact with infected blood, semen, or vaginal fluid </li></ul><ul><li>100 times more contagious than HIV </li></ul><ul><li>Able to survive on surfaces dried and at room temperature for at least a week </li></ul><ul><li>Contaminated surfaces are a major factor in the spread of HBV </li></ul><ul><li>1:20 persons now has, or will have, HBV </li></ul>
  11. 11. YOU can prevent transmission of Hepatitis B by . . . <ul><li>Using universal precautions in the workplace </li></ul><ul><li>Getting the HBV vaccination </li></ul>
  12. 12. Universal Precautions <ul><li>All blood and potentially infectious materials are treated as if they are infectious, regardless of the perceived status of the source individual. Treat all blood and body fluids as if they are infected. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Universal Precautions (continued) <ul><li>Wear vinyl gloves when you may come in contact with blood or body fluids </li></ul><ul><li>Wash hands often and after using gloves </li></ul><ul><li>Report an exposure to Kathy Gosch within 24 hours </li></ul>
  14. 14. Remember To Use Universal Precautions
  15. 15. If it’s wet, warm, & ? (Not Yours) DON’T TOUCH IT!!
  16. 16. Questions?? If you have questions, please contact: Kathy Gosch, RN, C [email_address] or 237-5927 Now that you have completed the Annual Bloodborne Pathogens Review, please proceed to Test 1.

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