Bloodborne pathogens are microorganisms that transmit the disease through human blood and other body fluids. When a person is exposed to infected blood pathogens can convey to him/her. Therefore, health workers need to be careful as they regularly deal with blood and potentially infected body fluids. The blood pathogen training helps them to know about precautions to prevent exposure to these dangerous pathogens.
Listed below are five key points covered in the training program to bloodborne pathogens.
• Route: First, the training teaches you that the bloodborne pathogen transmitted primarily through human blood. other body fluids such as semen, amniotic fluid, and cerebrospinal fluid may also be selected for the pathogen. However, tears, sweat, and nasal discharge is usually not the path for them. Each of these liquids, when mixed with infected blood becomes more dangerous.
• Spread: bloodborne pathogens can get into a person's body in a variety of ways. One very common way is through a puncture by a sharp instrument or needle. At the hospital, it may happen inadvertently when technician nurses, doctors, or laboratory handling infected blood from the patient. In addition to this, any injured or damaged skin can also create an entry point for infected blood. Thus, special care should be taken to cover any injuries. Infected pregnant women can transmit the disease to her unborn child.
• Disease: This course will teach you to recognize a variety of diseases that can be caused by exposure to bloodborne pathogens. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and Hepatitis B and C are three bloodborne diseases primary. However, less common conditions such as infection leptospirosis, syphilis, babesiosis, brucellosis, and dengue fever virus can also be caused as a result of infectious bloodborne pathogens.