Presentation on theme: "CHEROKEE COUNTY SCHOOLS BLOODBORNE PATHOGEN TRAINING 2009-2010."— Presentation transcript:
CHEROKEE COUNTY SCHOOLS BLOODBORNE PATHOGEN TRAINING 2009-2010
INSTRUCTIONS Instructions for Annual Review of Bloodborne Pathogens – View Power-point presentation and then print and sign certificate at the end of this presentation and give to your supervisor as record that you have reviewed the material for the 2009-2010 school year.
BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS POLICY AND EXPOSURE CONTROL PLAN LOCATION Office Locations: PRINCIPAL SCHOOL NURSE
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 PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (GLOVES, GOGGLES, DISPOSABLE APRONS) 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! Do not recap needles! Place glass and needles in a sharps container! Clean and decontaminate work surfaces and equipment available through custodian. Use appropriate disinfectant that is available through custodian. 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!
PPE (PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT) WHAT IS IN IT FOR ME? PPE kits may contain: Gloves (use when potential for handling blood/body fluids) Band-aids to put over cuts. Gauze to control bleeding. Mask and eye protection (use for potential splatters to face) Disposal apron (use for potential splatter on clothes or body) Antiseptic wipes (use to clean hands, accident site, etc.) Absorbent and scoop Red bag (use if large amount of blood/body fluid is present) First Aid Responders also have a CPR face shield because they provide care for injured staff/students and are trained in CPR ***Contact your principal or supervisor to get your PPE materials.***
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 supervisor! Don’t wait! Fill out an exposure incident report and work with your school nurse, principal, and Central Office to follow the exposure control plan!
Quick Review! Treat everyone as if they have a disease! WEAR YOUR PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)! BBP Policy and Exposure Control Plan are located in the following offices: School Nurse, Principal and Central Office. BBP training due 10 days from hire and annually within one week of the beginning of the school year. Please SIGN THAT YOU HAVE COMPLETED THIS REVIEW.
Certificate of Completion Click HERE to download Certificate of CompletionClick HERE to download Certificate of Completion.