Bloodborne Pathogens Certification Class

What is this program about?

In this Bloodborne Pathogens Certification Class you’ll learn about Pathogens, Viruses, Bacteria and Parasites as well as Prevention, Practices, Universal Cautions and get Certified

What will you learn?

Types of workers who need BBP training

Since the law specifies that certain workers need special certification and training in Bloodborne Pathogens, The National CPR Foundation serves a range of professionals, including:

  • First aid rescuers – including paramedics and EMTs
  • Health care professionals – including physicians, dentists, and nurses
  • Lab technicians – who handle bodily fluids every workday
  • Janitorial staff – responsible for cleaning medically hazardous waste
what we offer:

This bloodborne pathogens course is ideal for workers who are expected to make direct or indirect contact with blood and other infectious materials. All such employees are obligated to complete a coursework and certification in bloodborne pathogens – as well as other potentially infectious materials (OPIM).

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has strict rules in effect to help protect the health and safety of everyday workers in various sectors. The National CPR Foundation is proud to offer a comprehensive Bloodborne Pathogens Certification course, which teaches workers how to exercise precautions for preventing the transmission of bloodborne pathogens. You will also learn how to identify risk factors and treatment options if unwarranted contact was made.

Bloodborne pathogens

According to the CDC, HIV, Hepatitis A, and Hepatitis B are the top three bloodborne pathogens that medical workers are at risk of contracting. Since 1991, the percentage of transmission in health care workers has been reportedly 2-4%. These statistics can be reduced or eliminated altogether with proper training on how to handle sharp objects, dispose of contaminated materials, and clean workstations and medical equipment after each use.

To add an extra layer of protection against transmission, personal protective equipment or PPE is recommended by the OSHA. These guidelines merely scratch the surface of the Bloodborne Pathogens coursework provided by the National CPR Foundation.

Bloodborne pathogens certification

The Bloodborne Pathogens certification presented by the National CPR Foundation is recognized worldwide across a broad spectrum of sectors. The entire coursework complies with the regulations and outlines of the OSHA. If you need to get quickly certified in order to apply for a job or follow-through with a job interview, we have the perfect solution to getting a Bloodborne Pathogens certification in hours. The course can be done at your own pace. More than a certification, the training also teaches you the best ways to protect yourself from contracting bloodborne pathogens in high-risk medical environments.

Bloodborne pathogens certification training course

There are a host of bloodborne pathogens to keep in mind when handling blood and other bodily fluids. The Bloodborne Pathogens training course provided by the National CPR Foundation pays special focus to:

  • Hepatitis A, B, C Virus
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)

Trainees will learn how these viruses are most commonly transmitted, including by cut, needle sticks, abrasions, and other modes. You also get a chance to study the types of fluids to avoid touching with bare hands, including:

  • Semen
  • Pleural Fluid
  • Synovial Fluid
  • Vaginal Fluid
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid

Medical workers are moreover taught how to decipher non-risk fluids, like tears or sweat, for instance.

Be aware. Be safe

The Bloodborne Pathogens course and training addresses symptoms to watch out for to help identify someone with Hepatitis A, B, or C, and HIV.

The course also teaches the best preventative methods for safeguarding your health on the job, such as getting a Hepatitis A and B vaccine. These viruses can be conveyed to another person in a number of ways, including via sexual intercourse, during childbirth, or by using contaminated needles.

Post-exposure guidelines

In the event that unanticipated contact was made with a virus or bacteria, the course highlights the best practices for stopping the transmission; if at all possible. For example, in incidences of exposure to HIV, antiviral medications and HEP B drugs are administered. Women may furthermore receive supplementary hormones to reduce the odds of contraction.

Understanding prevention techniques

The OSHA firmly believes that prevention is better than cure.

The National CPR Foundation agrees and has listed the best prevention methods in our Bloodborne Pathogens course and training. To get an overview, read on:

The OSHA’s required prevention plan is broken down into five main categories, which you will learn about in our training. They include:

  1. Engineering controls – such as using correct biohazard labeling, transporting hazardous waste as outlined, and following the guidelines of the Sharp with Engineered Sharps Injury Protections (SESIP).
  2. Work practices – Work practices explain how to properly sanitize or dispose of hazardous materials, such as sharp objects and medical equipment. In addition, IT provides the standard formula of bleach concentrations to be used for killing bacteria and viruses on-the-spot.
  3. Personal protective equipment (PPE) – Learn when it’s necessary to suit up with personal protective gear, including gloves, masks, coats, and more. You will also read how to properly dispose of these PPEs after each use.
  4. Universal precautions – What fluids are thought to be at high-risk of carrying bloodborne pathogens around the world?

This overview presents just a brief summary of what the course entails.

Bloodborne Pathogens Certification Class