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Basic: Heartsaver Blood-Borne Pathogens Course

Basic: Heartsaver Blood-Borne Pathogens Course

The American Heart Association Heartsaver Blood-Borne Pathogens course teaches team members how to protect themselves and others from being exposed to blood or blood-containing materials. This course is intended for anyone that may come in contact with blood or blood-containing materials. This course is consistent with OSHA guidelines and can be combined with the Heartsaver First Aid / CPR/ AED course. This course will cover the following concepts:

  • What are blood-borne pathogens
  • How blood-borne pathogens enter the body
  • How blood-borne pathogens spread
  • Your employer-specific exposure control plan (provided by the employer)
    • Job classifications that have a reasonable chance of exposure to blood
    • List of tasks and procedures in which occupational exposure may occur and are performed by employees
    • Methods of compliance (employee protection)
    • Hepatitis B vaccination and post-exposure evaluation and follow-up
    • Communication of hazards to employees
    • Record keeping
    • Procedure for reviewing exposure events

For more information call (423) 431-7159 or (423) 431-7147 or email Melanie.Hungate@balladhealth.org.