OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Review 2023: 2 CEs
Bloodborne Pathogens 2023 OSHA Review
Credit hours/CE: 2
Reviewed August 2022
Howard Boone, MD
MaryLou Austin, RDH, MS, Health Science Editor
Michelle Jameson, MA, Health Science Editor
- Understand OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard Training Requirements.
- Know State and Federal OSHA Guidelines Standard Precaution Measures.
- Identify Strategies to Prevent Occupational Exposures To Bloodborne Pathogens.
- Identify Personal Protection Equipment for Dental Personnel.
- Know OSHA Post-Accidental Exposure Protocols.
For dental health care personnel infection and communicable disease can lead to illness, disability and loss of work time. In addition, patients, family members and community contacts can become exposed and may become ill or suffer permanent after effects. Infection control from bloodborne pathogens in the clinical dental setting is regulated by OSHA and mandated for many healthcare professions, including dentistry. The emphasis of training is prevention of infection from the clinical and practical knowledge of bloodborne pathogen management. This course reviews basic OSHA guidelines, discuses major categories of bloodborne pathogens, and offers practical clinical support to use best available practices.
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