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SERVICE 103: Bloodborne Pathogens for Healthcare Supervisors

Learning Objectives

  • Define blood borne pathogen exposure risks for healthcare personnel.
  • Identify specific management methods to determine competencies of healthcare workers involved in prevention, surveillance, and control of blood borne pathogen infections.
  • Describe the requirements of the four major “employee” elements of a Hospital Infection Control Plan (i.e., protection, medical management, training, and record keeping).
  • Identify resources that assist hospital employees in creating an environment of care that prevents the spread of blood borne pathogens.


The goal of this course is to assist healthcare employers and supervisors minimize the possibility of employee exposure to bloods, and comply with the relevant OSHA and JCAHO standards.