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Exposure to bloodborne pathogens is a serious occupational hazard for healthcare workers, but most exposure incidents are preventable. This MLE CEexpress contains two articles about exposure prevention strategies and recommended precautions for workers who collect, process, and perform laboratory testing on biological specimens.
Article 1 provides a review of bloodborne pathogens, and describes some organizational and personal methods of minimizing the risks of working with blood and other potentially infectious materials. Article 2 describes proper cleaning and disinfection practices, hazardous waste disposal, and exposure incident procedures.
This course has been approved for P.A.C.E.® credit. MLE CEexpress 8: Introduction to Bloodborne Pathogens is suggested, but not required, as a prerequisite to this course.
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- Article 1: Bloodborne Pathogen Safety in the Lab, Part 1
- Article 2: Bloodborne Pathogen Safety in the Lab, Part 2
- Graded Quiz
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