This dynamic course meets state HIV and federal OSHA requirements regarding training for health care professionals. OSHA requires healthcare facilities to develop an internal Exposure Control Plan and to provide employees with specific training on the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, the intent of which is to protect workers from potential workplace hazards.
The first one-hour segment of this course provides the learner with crucial information concerning bloodborne and airborne pathogens, including TB, and describes in detail the precautions necessary to minimize or eliminate occupational exposure to such pathogens.
The second segment of this course provides the student with a one-hour update on HIV/AIDS. Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome has killed more than 25 million people since it was first recognized in 1981, making it one of the most destructive epidemics in recorded history. Remarkable medical advances, including life-prolonging antiretroviral therapy, have allowed longer survival times, but AIDS is still among the leading causes of death globally. Take a look at the latest national and international statistics, advances in pharmacology, medical management, testing and a variety of other topics of compelling interest to the healthcare professional concerned about an epidemic that currently afflicts over 30 million worldwide.
Some of the Objectives Include:
- Describe Universal Precautions and their application to the healthcare arena.
- Define potentially infectious materials.
- Describe 3 items of personal protective equipment.
- List 4 components of an Exposure Control Plan.
- Describe modes of transmission of TB, HBV, HCV and HIV.
- List 4 symptoms of active TB infection.
- List 3 drugs commonly used in HIV treatment.
- Identify 3 of the most common transmission categories for HIV/AIDS.
Who Should Attend:
All persons required to take HIV / OSHA for employment/licensure purposes, as well as all medical professionals wanting an update on this epidemic.
The Course fee is $20 for 2 Contact Hours.