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Title: CHEROKEE COUNTY SCHOOLS BLOODBORNE PATHOGEN TRAINING


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CHEROKEE COUNTY SCHOOLS BLOODBORNE PATHOGEN
TRAINING
  • 2009-2010

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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.

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BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS POLICY AND EXPOSURE CONTROL
PLAN LOCATION
  • Office Locations
  • PRINCIPAL
  • SCHOOL NURSE

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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.

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What Are Bloodborne Pathogens?
  • Microorganisms carried by human blood and other
    body fluids.

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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

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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

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WHOS 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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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WHAT IF YOU ARE EXPOSED?
  • If you have an exposure, report it immediately to
    your supervisor! Dont wait!
  • Fill out an exposure incident report and work
    with your school nurse, principal, and Central
    Office to follow the exposure control plan!

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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.

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Certificate of Completion
  • Click HERE to download Certificate of Completion.
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