Bloodborne Pathogens for Canada


All staff members at senior living centres are at risk of exposure to blood and other infectious materials through needlesticks or other sharps, mucous membranes, and non-intact skin. Depending on your job responsibilities, you may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens as well as a variety of bodily fluids containing disease causing agents. It is important for you to know the steps and procedures to follow to prevent the transfer of bloodborne pathogens and how to respond to an actual exposure.


Hours: 1.00


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-C2L-USS-10100C
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 1/31/2019
Learning Objectives:
Define a bloodborne pathogen
Identify the different situations or modes of transmission which can lead to contact with bloodborne pathogens
List the procedures and precautions that should be taken to avoid and reduce the transfer of bloodborne pathogens
Recognize the steps to follow when an exposure to bloodborne pathogens occurs

Introduction What is a Bloodborne Pathogen? Modes of Transmission Prevention Response to Exposure Key Points to Remember

Instructor: Pat DiFiglio, RN
Patricia DiFiglio has been a nurse for over 25 years. She has practiced in the Long Term Care industry as a Director of Nursing , a Corporate Nurse consultant, Director of Corporate Compliance and Quality Assurance. Ms. DiFiglio has assisted in litigation of chart reviews as well as serving as an expert witness, identifying the standards of care. She is also the founding President of the Illinois NADONA organization and is serving a two year term as the Illinois President of American Legal Nurse Consultants. She presents many lectures about general care issues, including wound care, and has been a national speaker on the standards of care for long-term care nursing. Disclosure: Pat DiFiglio, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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