Learners examine OSHA's guidelines of what to include in a bloodborne pathogen exposure control plan for persons who work in general industry, health care, emergency medical services, law enforcement, education, recreation industries, or other occupations in which there is a potential for exposure to blood, blood products, bodily fluids, or human tissues.
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.
Bloodborne Pathogens: Risks of Exposure and Means of Transmission
In this interactive object, learners read about the occupations that are most at risk for bloodborne pathogen exposure. They also read about the most common pathogens and how they are transmitted. This learning object is based on information from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Learners complete a crossword puzzle with terms that relate to common diseases and disorders of the blood. Immediate feedback is provided. Learners have the option to send an e-mail to their instructors notifying them that the learning object has been completed.
This learning object shows how blood droplets are held together by a strong cohesive molecular force that produces surface tension in each drop and on the external force. Surface tension pulls the surface molecules of a liquid toward its interior, decreasing the surface area and causing the liquid to resist penetration.
Laboratory testing begins with a doctor's order and is followed by specimen collection. In this activity, learners review doctors’ lab orders and select the blood collection tubes required for each patient.