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From Those Nasty, Dirty, Downright Disgusting Germs ( This is not an accepted bloodborne pathogen training, but is intended to discuss general avoidance of communicable disease.)
Many common contagious illnesses can be prevented at school by good hand washing and covering your cough. Three diseases found in blood are HIV, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C. These diseases can be avoided by observing Standard Precautions.
Treat all blood and body fluids (except sweat) as if they are infectious.
Call a building custodian for body fluid clean- up.
Instruct injured person in SELF-CARE whenever possible. Send injured or ill students to the health office
Provide assistance safely if necessary. Avoid contact with body fluids. USE GLOVES and other barriers. Wash hands after glove removal.
Hand washing remains the most important (and easiest) practice used to prevent disease ! Use soap and water for 20 seconds.
To prevent the spread of airborne disease, COVER YOUR COUGH with a tissue or cough into your sleeve. Keep your hands away from your eyes, nose, and mouth. Teach your students to do the same! Keeping Yourself Safe
Employees that are routinely exposed to blood and body fluids are offered the Hepatitis B vaccine at no cost and must take a yearly bloodborne pathogen training. Contact your supervisor if you are concerned about your risk.
Have the student apply pressure using a tissue or paper towel over the injury. Retrieve your gloves from the first aid kit. Call the nurse if the student is bleeding severely.
Send the student to the health office if the bleeding can easily be controlled. Call the custodian to clean up if there is blood on any surfaces in the classroom. Keep the other students away from the area.
Give the student a waste basket or bucket and send to the health office. Call the custodian to clean up.
Send the student to the health office. Call the custodian to clean the surface where the student was sitting, and the surrounding area.
Human bite breaks the skin. (most common school exposure) Puncture of the skin with a contaminated item (needles, razor, etc.). Blood splashes in eyes, nose, or mouth. Blood that comes in contact with a skin opening.
Flush/wash exposed area with soap & water and seek medical care within 24 hours! Report exposure to your supervisor. See your school nurse ASAP. File out the online employee accident form.
1. What is the most important action you can take to decrease your chance of illness? a. Hand washing b. Frequent doctor visits c. Take a daily vitamin
The correct answer is... a. Hand washing ! About half of all communicable illness could be prevented with good hand washing.
2. What should you do when there is any blood or body fluids present in your room? a. Call the superintendent to log your complaint. b. Call the custodian for clean up and disinfection, and keep all students away. c. Call OSHA.
Correct answer is... b. Call the custodian for clean up and disinfection, and keep all students away.
3. “Standard Precautions” means a. We always take precautions for safety reasons. b. A set of regulations designed to keep us safe. c. Treat all blood and body fluids as if they are infected with disease.
Correct answer is... c. Treat all blood and body fluids as if they are infected with disease. Avoid direct contact with blood and body fluids. Always use a barrier device such as gloves or a towel if assistance must be provided.
Thank you for helping us all stay safe and well! Robbinsdale School Nurses