medicare regulations for dme and hme companies require this policy if it is applicable to the types of services your dme provides, we make this easy for you with just a small amount of customization, you too will meet the requirements of the federal regulations. this policy is updated to the newest 2010 standards.
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 © The Compliance Doctor, LLC 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. © The Compliance Doctor, LLC
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