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					BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS
2004 BLOODBORNE PATHOGEN TRAINING
Information to be covered today will
include:
    Universal Precautions
    Housekeeping Procedures
    Exposure Evaluation
    Hazardous material
     containers
What are bloodborne pathogens?
    Are infection and disease
     causing microorganisms
     carried by blood. Two of the
     most common are HIV and
     HBV.
What is AIDS?
    AIDS is short for
       Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

     It is a serious condition in which the body’s
     defenses against some illnesses are broken
     down. People with AIDS develop many
     different kinds of disease which the body
     would usually fight off quite easily.
What causes AIDS?
    There is clear evidence that
     AIDS is caused by a virus
     called HIV, which is short for
     Human Immunodeficiency
     Virus
If a person is infected with HIV, does this
mean they have AIDS?
  NO. HIV is an unusual virus
   because a person can be
   infected with it for many years
   and yet appear to be perfectly
   healthy.
What is my risk of getting a bloodborne
pathogen?
    Your chances of being
     directly exposed to
     bloodborne pathogens on the
     job are very small.
How are these viruses (HIV and HBV)
transmitted?
    Sexual contact
    Shared drug needles
    Needlestick injuries from
     infected hypodermic needles
     or sharps
    Direct contact between
     broken or chaffed skin and
     infected body fluid.
What do I do if I’m exposed or think I
have been exposed?
    Wash your hands with soap
     and water IMMEDIATELY after
     exposure
       Antiseptic cleanser

       Towelette

    Report your incident to the
     proper authorities.
Universal Precautions
    TREAT ALL BLOOD AND
     OTHER POTENTIALLY
     INFECTIOUS BODY FLUIDS
     AS IF THEY ARE INFECTED.
       Be sure to wear gloves
Good Housekeeping
    Clean and decontaminate all
     equipment and surfaces after
     they have been in contct with
     blood or infectious material.
    Clean areas with 10% clorox
     (bleach) solution.
Recognize a Biohazard Label

				
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