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.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Understanding Blood Borne Pathogens
What is a Bloodborne Pathogen?
Modes of Transmission
Response to Exposure
Section 3: Conclusion
Lynda Welch is a registered nurse with an extensive career history in long-term care management. She provides general administrative and clinical nursing consultative services to staff in long-term care homes. Lynda is also a legal nurse consultant. Her understanding of operational and clinical issues related to long term care, combined with her ability to read and interpret government standards and legislation, provides plaintiff, defense and labour lawyers with an objective, evidence-based opinion related to relevant standards of care.Disclosure: Lynda Welch, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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