The Bloodborne Pathogens Certificate Course is designed for students and workers who are at risk for exposure to blood and other bodily fluids. This course teaches learners about the most common bloodborne pathogens, how they are spread and transmitted, guidelines to minimize exposure and infection, and how to dispose of infectious material. This course is one of the requirements of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard. Certificate of Completion provided upon successful completion. 

Please scroll down to review the Course Curriculum and Learning Objectives

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Orientation: Bloodborne Pathogens and Standard Precautions

  • 2

    Hepatitis B (HBV)

    • What is Hepatitis B?

    • How is Hepatitis B spread?

    • Why is Hepatitis B often called a Silent Infection?

    • Hepatitis B Symptoms

    • Who is Most at Risk to be Infected with HBV?

    • Who else is at risk of HBV infection?

    • How are HBV and Diabetes connected?

    • When does transmission of HBV most often occur?

    • What should be used to clean environmental surfaces potentially contaminated with HBV?

    • Quiz 2

  • 3

    Hepatitis C (HCV)

    • What is Hepatitis C (HCV)?

    • How is Hepatitis C spread?

    • Is Hepatitis C also considered a Silent Infection?

    • What are the symptoms of Hepatitis C?

    • Is it possible for someone with hepatitis C to get better without treatment?

    • How likely is it that someone with acute hepatitis C will become chronically infected?

    • Who is at the highest risk to be infected with Hepatitis C?

    • How soon after exposure to the hepatitis C virus can a test tell if someone is infected?

    • What is the treatment for hepatitis C?

    • Quiz 3

  • 4

    HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)

    • What is HIV?

    • How is HIV spread?

    • HIV and Occupational Exposure

    • What if an HIV exposure happens at work?

    • Quiz 4

  • 5

    Standard Precautions

    • What are Standard Precautions?

    • Who are Standard Precautions for?

    • What is included in Standard Precautions?

    • Hand Hygiene - An Effective Way to Prevent Infections

    • What is Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)?

    • Principles of PPE Use

    • First 5 Guidelines set forth by the Center for Disease Control (CDC)

    • Correct Glove Size

    • Glove Selection

    • Correct Glove Doffing

    • Glove Doffing

    • Correct Isolation Gown Donning and Doffing

    • Isolation Gown Donning

    • Isolation Gown Doffing

    • Face Mask and Respirators

    • Goggles and Faceshields

    • Respiratory Hygiene

    • Last 5 Guidelines set forth by Center for Disease Control (CDC)

    • Break the Chain of Infection

    • Quiz 5

  • 6


  • 7


  • 8

    Discussion Forum

    • Discussion Forum Questions

  • 9

    Summative Exam

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

❏ Name the three most concerning Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) for healthcare workers

❏ Identify guidelines for BBP

❏ Recall infection process

❏ Demonstrate understanding of how to decrease transfer of infection

❏ Recognize effective hand hygiene

❏ Demonstrate understanding of correct glove size selection

❏ Indicate safe glove doffing technique

❏ Describe appropriate gown donning and doffing technique

❏ Recognize SHARP’s safety and guidelines and disposal practices

❏ Recall what to do in the event of exposure

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