Bloodborne Pathogens

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£10.00 (inc. VAT)

Duration | 45 Minutes

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Bloodborne pathogens (BBPs) pose a risk to those working with needles and those who on occasion work in the vicinity of blood spills.  This online bloodborne pathogen training course will help you understand the risks and how protect yourself and colleagues. 

On completion of this course you will know…

| What BBPs are

| Recognise symptoms and for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and the human immunodeficiency virus

| How Bloodborne pathogens are transmitted

| How to handle handle potentially infectious materials

| Safe handling procedures for blood and OPIM

| Emergency procedures for blood or OPIM exposure

Course Content

SECTION 1. | What are Bloodborne Pathogens?

SECTION 2. | How to protect yourself

SECTION 3. | Safe handling for blood and other potentially infectious materials

SECTION 4. | Emergency procedures for blood or OPIM exposure

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Ideal for

People may believe that Bloodborne pathogen cleanup is only pessary in medical settings, but this is not the case.  Wherever human blood is spilled, Bloodborne Pathogens course be present.

It is important to treat all blood and OPIM as if it contains potentially harmful Bloodborne Pathogens that could cause disease.  Proper cleanup methods should always be used to protect yourself and others.

Therefore this course is relevant to anyone who on occasion uses needles or works in the vicinity of spilt blood.  Examples include: emergency services, medical staff, tattoo artists, cleaners.


Bloodborne Pathogens course


On successful completion of this Bloodborne Pathogens training candidates will be emailed an echo3education completion certificate.  A posted version can be purchase separately.

Successful completion requires 80% in the final short assessment.

What is included in this Bloodborne Pathogens Training course?

| 45 minutes of graphical training

| Quiz to help train what you’ve learned

| Emailed Certificate (£5 for posted version)

| Digital badge to show on your website, resume, or Linkedin profile

| Access for 1 whole year

How to reduce your exposure to BBPs

By following some simple personal hygiene procedures, you can reduce your exposure to BBPs. Cover all of your open cuts and skin abrasions to prevent contact with infectious material. This measure effectively eliminates one of the main routes of entry.

In potential exposure areas never eat, drink, store food, smoke, handle contact lenses, or apply cosmetics or lip balm.

Wash your hands with soap and running water frequently. Doing so is one of the most important and easiest measures you can use to prevent BBP transmission. It’s best to use soft, antibacterial soap if possible because harsh, abrasive soaps can open fragile scabs and sores.

Wash your hands immediately following any type of exposure. Remember: assume that all blood and OPIM is infected. You also need to wash your hands after removing your gloves or other PPE.

If you’re working in an area without access to running water, then clean your hands with hand sanitizer or antiseptic towelettes immediately. Then, be sure to wash your hands as soon as possible with soap and running water for at least one full minute.

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