Course Summary:

If you are working or volunteering in a church setting, or if an accident happens while you are at church, there is a possibility you will encounter blood. In this 30-minute course, you’ll learn about the dangers associated with bloodborne pathogens, the basic risks of exposure that you may face, and the proper steps to follow when faced with possible exposure incidents.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the risks associated with handling blood
  • Know how to protect yourself through awareness and universal precautions
  • Know how to use protection to avoid a dangerous situation
  • Properly clean and disinfect infectious spills
  • Understand what to do if you are exposed to blood
  • Learn about vaccinations available against the threat of bloodborne pathogens

Key Topics Include:

  • Understanding Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Diseases Associated With Bloodborne Pathogens
  • How Dangerous Pathogens are Transferred
  • Understanding and Anticipating Your Risk of Exposure
  • Practicing Universal Precautions
  • Using Protection to Avoid Infection
  • Personal Protective Equipment: Gloves, Eye Protection, and Covering Your Clothes, Arms, and Feet
  • Avoiding Blood Exposure
  • Cleaning up Spills
  • Effective Common Disinfectants
  • Eliminating Contaminated Materials
  • Effectively Disposing of Non-Porous and Sharp Materials
  • Disposing of Porous Materials and Clothing
  • Removing Your Gloves
  • Cleaning Yourself After a Spill
  • Handling Exposure to Dangerous Contaminants
  • Vaccination to Avoid Contamination