INSTRUCTIONS Instructions for Annual Review of Bloodborne Pathogens View PowerPoint presentation and then take the short quiz to demonstrate that you have reviewed the material for the 2010-2011 school year.
PURPOSE Limits occupational exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials since any exposure could result in transmission of Bloodborne Pathogens which could lead to disease or even death.
What Are Bloodborne Pathogens? Microorganisms carried by human blood and other body fluids.
Signs and Symptoms of Bloodborne Diseases Hepatitis B (HBV) and Hepatitis C (HCV) affect the liver by causing inflammation while HIV affects the immune system
TRANSMISSION OF THESE DISEASES May be transmitted in Blood Body fluids Breaks in the skin Broken glass or sharp metal contaminated with blood or body fluids Needles contaminated with blood or body fluids Touching contaminated objects, then touching ones mouth, nose or eyes
WHO’S AT RISK? If you come in contact with any blood or body fluids you are at risk. The best way to prevent exposure is to use standard precautions! HAVE PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES! TREAT EVERYONE AS IF THEY ARE INFECTED!
To Limit Exposures….. Use STANDARD precautions AND practice good hand washing every day! Use personal protective equipment! Place glass and needles in a sharps container! (in Nurse’s office) Before anyone attempts to clean and decontaminate work surfaces and equipment contact administration and building custodians for clean-up kit. Use appropriate disinfectant! Do not eat, drink, apply cosmetics, lip balms or insert contact lenses where exposures may occur! Get the Hepatitis B Vaccine! Remember there is No Vaccine for Hepatitis C or HIV!
You should have in your classroom a BBP kit with: Gloves (use when potential for handling blood/body fluids) Band-aids to put over cuts Antiseptic wipes (use to clean hands, accident site, etc.) Contact your building nurse if you do not have a kit !!
Got Gloves? Building Crisis Plans will designate those individuals responsible during an exposure crisis event. Any teacher that would like training on how to correctly put on gloves and how to safely remove them, should see your school nurse.
HEPATITIS B What is Hepatitis B – serious viral infection of the liver. What are the symptoms – nausea, loss of appetite, jaundice (yellow skin color) A percentage of people will become a chronic carrier in which they remain contagious for life, even if they have no symptoms. Hepatitis B can lead to cirrhosis of the liver in chronic carriers. Hepatitis B is spread from mother to infant during birth, through contaminated needles and through contact with blood or body fluids from an infected person. Side Effects from the Hepatitis B vaccine include: soreness at the injection site, swelling, itching, redness, warmth, bruising at the injection site, fever, headache, sore throat, muscle aches, joint pain, dizziness, nausea, diarrhea, tiredness and weakness.
WHAT IF YOU ARE EXPOSED? If you have an exposure, report it immediately to your building administrator, supervisor or school nurse! Don’t wait! Fill out an exposure incident report and work with your school nurse, principal, and student services to follow the exposure control plan!
IMPORTANT CONTACT NUMBERS IN THE EVENT OF AN EXPOSURE INCIDENT Joan Oakley – Assistant Superintendent - Student Services 983-5315 Steve Swift – Safety & Business Services Coordinator 983-5348 Cathy Gratz – Payroll/Workman’s compensation 983-5322 (if after hours, please leave a message) CONTACT YOUR PRINCIPAL AND SCHOOL NURSE FOR ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
ASSESSMENT Click on the following link to take the Epi- Pen and BBP assessment: http://FreeOnlineSurveys.com/rendersurvey.a sp?sid=0yin12z1m2sejmj625069