Bloodborne Pathogens - BBP Certification Overview: Learn about Pathogens, Viruses, Bacteria and Parasites as well as Prevention, Practices and Universal Precautions.
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We proudly offer our Bloodborne Pathogens Certification class, designed to educate health care workers and others, lessons based on the best practices of prevention of transmission of pathogens that are known to be Bloodborne.
Our Bloodborne Pathogens Certification class meets that requirement, aligns with the stringent rules in place by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), helps prevent the transmission of disease and infection through those pathogens, provides information for the steps to take in the event that pathogens were handled incorrectly, and will help keep those workers safe and healthy themselves.
Types of Workers Who Need BBP Training
In response to federal and state laws, as well as regulations of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the CPR Heart Center offers this class to health care professionals and other workers that may be exposed to bodily fluids as part of their daily work. This might include:
- First Responders, such as Emergency Medical Technicians, firefighters, police officers and paramedics
- Medical laboratory technicians who work with bodily fluids as part of their daily tasks
- Custodial and janitorial workers who may encounter bodily fluids or biohazardous waste
- All healthcare professionals, including nurses, dental hygienists, doctors, dentists, physician assistants, etc
- As identified by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the four primary bloodborne pathogens posing risk to medical workers are Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS. This class focuses on these four viruses, although there are many other bloodborne pathogens. The rate of transmission to healthcare workers since 1991 is a reported 2%-4%. While that is a relatively low percentage, following standard protocols when handling the disposal of medical waste and contaminated material, sanitization of equipment and work areas, as well as the handling of tools and sharp objects, may reduce those numbers even further.
- Guidelines for the proper and appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE), which may be recommended by OSHA depending on the role of the worker, are also included the Bloodborne Pathogens class.
Bloodborne Pathogens Certification
- The CPR Heart Center’s Bloodborne Pathogens class and certification offers many benefits and advantages.
- The certification is recognized globally and in many sectors of health care.
- Meets regulations and requirements specified by OSHA
- Can be completed on the student’s timeline, with the possibility of earning certification in hours not days.
- Students who complete this training and certification learn the best practices to maintain their own safety when dealing with bloodborne pathogens, particularly in high-risk environments.
Bloodborne Pathogens Certification Cost
For the relatively small cost of
$16.95 $11.95, students of the Bloodborne Pathogens class and certification, students receive in-depth training, a marketable credential, and knowledge and training necessary to keep themselves and others safe when dealing with bloodborne pathogens as well as other infectious materials.
Bloodborne Pathogens Certification Class and Training
Students in this class will learn about all known bloodborne pathogens with focus on those most common or dangerous. These include Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Hepatitis A, B or C viruses, and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Students will also focus on the most common forms of transmission which include:
- Needle sticks
- Other incidental wounds
Students also learn methods and procedures for dealing with bodily fluids that are most likely to carry pathogens and infectious disease:
- Cerebrospinal fluid
- Pleural fluid
- Vaginal fluid
- Synovial fluid
- Nasal Fluid
Students learn to discriminate between those bodily fluids that carry risk and those that do not, such as sweat or tears.
Be aware. Be safe.
Students in the Bloodborne Pathogens class are provided training on identifying patients with HIV or one of the forms of Hepatitis, which allow them to take special precautions. There is also instruction in the value and importance of getting vaccinated against Hepatitis A and B, as well as other precautionary steps to avoid transmission of these viruses including unprotected sex or use of contaminated needles.
Students of this class will learn about best practices following unanticipated or unprotected contact with dangerous fluids that may contain pathogens. These practices can prevent the transmission, development and onset of disease from these pathogens. Some of these practices include administration of Hepatitis B drugs, antiviral medications or supplementary hormones.
Understanding Prevention Techniques
One of the major focus areas of the Bloodborne Pathogens class is prevention and the techniques that ensure prevention of transmission. Both OSHA and the CPR Heart Center operate from the belief that prevention is always better than cure. The CPR Heart Center has designed this class to align with the plan and guidelines required by OSHA. These guidelines break down into five categories covered in the class as follows:
- Work Practices – the focus of work practices is learning the safety protocols for proper sanitization and disposal of biohazardous material, including medical equipment, needles, sharps as well as the appropriate concentrations of bleach to be used in killing bacteria and viruses on exposed surfaces.
- Universal Precautions – the focus of universal precautions is learning about bloodborne pathogens that appear around the globe and how and in what fluid they may be transmitted.
- Standard controls for prevention – students will learn about protocols and procedures that help minimize possible exposure and prevent transmission of bloodborne pathogens. These include guidelines for transporting hazardous waste, the guidelines of SESIP (Sharps with Engineered Sharps Injury Protections), correct labeling of biohazards, containers, etc.
- Use of personal protective equipment – the focus of this category is learning the appropriate ways to use this equipment, how to wear it, when its use is necessary and proper disposal of the equipment after its use.
Do Different Countries have Different Sets of Rules?
Students in this class will learn about global precautions and guidelines, but the major focus and alignment is with OSHA, which is the federal agency tasked with ensuring the safety and protection of workers in the United States, including Body Substance Isolation practices and the rationale of OSHA in recommending the BSI method as the primary method for prevention of transmission. While these practices and standards vary somewhat from country to country, most of the procedures, practices and guidelines laid out in this class and required by OSHA are standard practice globally.
This is a brief overview of the contents of the Bloodborne Pathogens class and the training it provides students to prepare them for the certification test at the end of the class.
Bloodborne Pathogens Certification Test
This class and subsequent certification are designed to prepare students to face high risk environments, follow laws and regulations regarding bloodborne pathogens. meet employer certification requirements and insure worker safety. This certification is valid for two years. The final certification test insures that students have the appropriate level of understanding and can apply those skills and knowledge in real life applications.
- The Bloodborne Pathogens class provides a study guide and review at the end of the class to help students prepare before taking the test.
- The class comes with a pictorial guide available to the right of the online classroom platform.
- This class puts particular emphasis on handling bodily fluids where the risk of HIV and AIDS is present.
- This class provides students with an in-depth understanding of handling bloodborne pathogens according to OSHA guidelines and rules.
- The test itself contains ten questions designed to assess understanding of OSHA guidelines and practices.
- The questions are true/false in design.
- Students must answer 7 out of the 10 questions correctly to earn a passing score of 70% or higher.
- Students who fail the test may retest without penalty and at no additional cost.
- For students who want additional training or information regarding bloodborne pathogens may pursue this through OSHA or other infection control agencies.
- The CPR Heart Center provides certification solutions for individual students or organizations with multiple needs.
Bloodborne Pathogens Validity
We offer certification in Bloodborne Pathogens is valid for two years. There is a free verification tool available on the CPR Heart Center website in the upper right corner that certificate holders may use to check whether or not their credential has expired. Access the tool by entering the ID number on the certificate.
Once students have completed their class and successfully passed the certification test, the certificate and ID may be downloaded and printed immediately. They will also be sent electronically to any email identified by the student when he or she pays for the test. A free wallet-sized version of the credential may be mailed to the student as well.
Bloodborne Pathogens Recertification
Is your certification expired?
If the student has previously passed the Bloodborne Pathogens test through the CPR Heart Center, he or she can recertify without repeating the class. There is a “Skip to Test” function available in each module of the class and the student can simply retake the test. Assuming he or she earns a passing score of at least 70%, the student is recredentialed and the certificate can be printed immediately with payment.
Promote a Safer Workplace Culture
Bloodborne pathogens are microorganisms that live in the blood of patients that carry that infection. These microorganisms can transmit that infection to others through certain bodily fluids when those fluids are not handled with the proper precautions and safety measures. Viruses transmitted this way include, but are not limited to HIV, Hepatitis viruses, and AIDS. Many of those viruses are very serious and difficult to treat. Appropriate training and proper procedures in high-risk environments is critical for keeping workers safe and preventing greater exposure and transmission of illness.
The CPR Heart Center is available to partner with medical organizations, health care providers and hospitals to create annual plans to ensure employees are properly trained and credentialed with the most up to date guidelines. Please contact us to learn more.