What Laboratory Professionals Need to Know About Blood-Borne Pathogens (by CACMLE) (Online Course)

Janice M. Conway-Klaassen, PhD, MT(ASCP)SM

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Continuing Education Credits


  • Describe the role of OSHA in protecting medical workers.
  • Outline the requirements of an exposure control plan.
  • Define blood-borne pathogens and give two examples.
  • Compare and contrast HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C in terms of infectivity, risk to healthcare workers, and disease prevention.
  • Describe Standard Precautions for healthcare workers.
  • Given a contaminated sample, select the appropriate disposal method.
  • Discuss the policies and procedures related to the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and handwashing.
  • Discuss when an accident or incident report should be filed.

Course Outline

  • PowerPoint Slides
      • References

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