Both new and seasoned healthcare workers need a regular reminder of the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard and how lapses in judgment can cause them to experience an unintended exposure. This article reminds staff of the bodily fluids that can transfer disease, lists ways to prevent exposure through use of engineered controls and work practices, and suggests nine actions they can take to help prevent unintentional exposure to bloodborne pathogens. Reviewed in 2017 and revised as needed to reflect the current industry standards.
Quiz and answer key included. (Immediate download.)