4008 - Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control by compliancedoctor

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									    SUBJECT:         BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS EXPOSURE                       REFERENCE #4008
                     CONTROL                                             PAGE: 1
    DEPARTMENT: DURABLE & HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT                           OF: 2
                                                                         EFFECTIVE:
    APPROVED BY:                                                         REVISED:


PURPOSE:

To eliminate or minimize occupational exposure to hepatitis B virus (HBV), human
immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and other bloodborne pathogens.

POLICY:

The OSHA standard on occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens established a need for a
comprehensive plan for exposure control of bloodborne pathogens.

PROCEDURE:

        Refer to the Infection Control policy for the list of employees with occupational exposure to
         bloodborne pathogens.

        Personnel who have occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens shall adhere to all of
         the following policies:

                 Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control

                 Bloodborne Pathogen Post-Exposure Evaluation and Follow-Up

                 Delivery Procedure

                 Equipment and Bed Cleaning Guidelines

                 Hand Hygiene

                 Hepatitis B Vaccination Policy

                 Identification and Reporting of Infectious Diseases

                 Incident Reporting

                 Infection Control

                 Infection Control Definitions




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    SUBJECT:         BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS EXPOSURE                       REFERENCE #4008
                     CONTROL                                             PAGE: 2
    DEPARTMENT: DURABLE & HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT                           OF: 2
                                                                         EFFECTIVE:
    APPROVED BY:                                                         REVISED:


                 Inservice and Continuing Education

                 Personal Protective Equipment

                 Pickup Procedure

                 Receiving Equipment

                 Standard Precautions

        Every employee must contribute to the safety of the staff and help in evaluating the
         effectiveness of engineering and work practice controls by bringing to the Operations
         Manager’s immediate attention any situation or condition that might increase the risk of
         exposure to bloodborne pathogens.

FIRST AID:

        Every situation where first aid is rendered by an employee, and where blood or other
         potentially infectious material is present, must be reported to the Operations Manager
         before the end of the work shift during which the first aid incident occurred. The
         Operations Manager shall consider this an “incident” and document it as such.

        If the first aid provider has not received the Hepatitis B vaccine, the vaccine shall be made
         available no later than 24 hours following the incident. If an exposure to blood or other
         potentially infectious material occurred, the Bloodborne Pathogen Post-Exposure policy
         shall be followed.

WARNING:

The use of Standard Precautions (treating all body fluids as potentially infectious) is mandated.
Neither the employer nor the employee will be allowed to use his/her professional discretion when
deciding whether or not to use the Standard Precautions. Personal protective equipment will be
used whenever there is a potential exposure to bloodborne pathogens unless the employee
determines use of such equipment would (1) interfere with the delivery of healthcare or (2) pose
an increased risk to the employee.




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