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Bloodborne Pathogens and First Aid Treatment Specialist (BPS)
- access_time 08:00 hours / 0.8 CEUs
This is an independent study course that gives the student a comprehensive understanding of bloodborne pathogens, the routes of exposure, how to implement an exposure control plan, and how to keep employees from being exposed to bloodborne pathogens. This course also discusses first aid requirements per OSHA and ANSI standards as exposure to bloodborne pathogens can occur during first aid treatment. The required amount of time to complete the course is dependent upon your knowledge of workplace safety. You have up to six months to complete the course.
A refresher course and exam will be required every three (3) years. The cost of this recertification is $150.
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Proprietary Interest Disclosure:
The instructor(s) has no financial interest in any course documents, products, tools, or instruments. View the full document here.
Upon successful completion of this topic, the student will have the knowledge, skills and abilities to:
- Define bloodborne pathogens and those illnesses that pose the most serious health threats in the workplace.
- Describe the methods by which bloodborne pathogens can be transmitted.
- Define the approach of universal precautions and identify the various engineering, administrative and personal protective equipment control measures that are available.
- Identify the key elements of an Exposure Control Plan, to include a Hepatitis B Vaccination Program.
- Describe the medical evaluation program and follow-up procedures once an exposure incident has occurred.
- Identify the actions to be taken once an exposure incident has occurred, including first aid and other medical services.
- Define first aid and the requirements associated with the provision of services to workplace employees.
- Describe the major components of a first aid training program provided to employees.