Nurse Education Infection Control,Long Term Care,Safety
Overview:This series is an update and redesign of Medcom's best-selling program bloodborne infections program for long term care facilities, UP200. What was once a single, long, comprehensive program on “Universal Precautions” is now the three-part series “Bloodborne Pathogens Safety.”
This redesign presents information in smaller, shorter modules that are easier for both instructors to present and self-learners to use. The complete series continues to provide comprehensive continuing nursing education on the topic, but in a more accessible way.
The content of the series has also been updated and improved. New visuals emphasize and demonstrate the use of safer needle devices. Statistics for prevalence rates for HIV/AIDS, HBV and HCV have been updated. The “Bloodborne Pathogens Standard” and “Universal Precautions” from OSHA and “Standard Precautions” from the CDC are each carefully described and the differences among them explained to help clarify confusion regarding these similar and related standards. The series also gained a half hour of CE credit and is now designated for 1.5 Contact Hours of Continuing Nursing Education.
Since the advent and spread of AIDS/HIV, there has been increasing concern about preventing the spread of bloodborne diseases. Over the years, various government agencies have issued and updated a series of recommendations and enforceable standards to address the dangers of acquiring bloodborne infections in the healthcare environment. This series describes these efforts.
* Series designated for 1.5 Contact Hours of Continuing Nursing Education
The three programs in this series are:
- Bloodborne Pathogens Safety Part 1: Bloodborne Infections and Transmission of Bloodborne Infections
- Bloodborne Pathogens Safety Part 2: Exposure Control and Personal Protective Equipment
- Bloodborne Pathogens Safety Part 3: Work Practices
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
- Describe the Universal Precautions.
- Describe the Standard Precautions.
- Describe post-exposure response and prophylaxis.
- Describe the use of gloves for protection against bloodborne infections.
- Describe the use of eyeware for protection against bloodborne infections.
- Describe the use of gowns for protection against bloodborne infections.