Bloodborne Safety: Universal Precautions, Standard Precautions, and Needlestick Prevention in Long Term Care

Ever since the rapid spread of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), there has been increasing concern about preventing the spread of HIV infection and other bloodborne diseases. Over the years various government agencies have issued and updated a whole series of recommendations and enforceable standards to address this problem. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC), issued infection control recommendations that began with Universal Precautions, and ultimately resulted in what are called Standard Precautions. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, (OSHA), put forth enforceable programs and compliance directives that included Universal Precautions, but also addressed issues such as immunization, record-keeping and post-exposure actions. These should not be seen as separate and piecemeal efforts, but parts of an overall attempt to address the dangers of acquiring bloodborne infections such as AIDS, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C in the healthcare environment. This program has been designed to integrate the actions and precautions called for by these federal programs and directives into a single program of bloodborne safety. Program includes updated statistics, new emphasis on hepatitis C, and addresses the most recent needlestick safety and record keeping directives from OSHA.

*This program has been updated to reflect and demonstrate the CDC's new hand hygiene guidline.
Price: $199.00 USD

Product ID: MED606
Year: 2001
Duration: 40:00 minutes
Language: English
Tags: Infection Control, Long Term Care
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