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HH101 - Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens and Needlstick Injuries (1.0 HR)

Purpose: To enhance the participant’s knowledge of blood-borne pathogens and needlestick injuries so that they can be minimized or eliminated. Objectives: 1. Discuss the risks of blood-borne pathogens and needlestick injuries; 2. Explain reasons why the home healthcare worker may choose to not report a needlestick or sharps injury; 3. Identify the regulatory agency responsible for worker safety in preventing or minimizing needlestick or sharps injuries; 4. Discuss employer responsibilities for preventing or minimizing needlestick or sharps injuries; 5. Explain worker responsibilities in preventing needlestick or sharps injuries and what to do if an incident occurs. Continuing Education Credits:  0 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 0 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 0 contact hours for Social Work State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 159.001315; 0 contact hours for Physical Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 216.000284; 0 contact hours for Occupational Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 224.000164; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.