Bloodborne Pathogens: Three Pathogens of Concern
This learning object has been created to educate workers about the occupational risks of being exposed to bloodborne pathogens as described in the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 CFR 1910.1030- Bloodborne Pathogen Standard.
Learners read about the role of water, the basic physiology of water balance, and the effects of dehydration particularly on elderly clients. Tips for maintaining proper hydration are presented. In an interactive exercise, students calculate how much fluid a client needs based on his/her age, health, and weight.