Working in the healthcare environment can be an incredibly dangerous workplace; from combative patients to machinery, but the thing that causes the most injuries are bloodborne pathogens. In fact, more than 50 percent of nurses will experience a needlestick incident during their career. Possibly more disturbing, more than 20 million people each year, globally, acquired HBV infections from unsafe medical injections. With medical professions surrounded by dangerous bloodborne pathogens, they’re at risk to all these diseases and possibly death.1
These micro-learning clips are designed to help learners understand dealing with bloodborne pathogens safely, how bloodborne diseases are transmitted, how to recognize exposure to bloodborne pathogens, how to properly control exposure to bloodborne pathogens, appropriate personal protective equipment for bloodborne pathogens and different line of defense against infectious diseases. Medical professionals put themselves in dangerous situations every day to help people, and providing them the tools to keep them safe from preventable diseases is a necessity.