Recorded Webinar - Management of Bloodborne Pathogen Exposures: A Quality Improvement Project
Recorded Webinar - Management of Bloodborne Pathogen Exposures: A Quality Improvement Project

Presenter:

Sarah Hewitt, FNP-BC, COHN-S, FAAOHN

Course Description:

Providers who are new to occupational health or do not regularly encounter bloodborne pathogens (BBP) often do not understand the process of how to properly evaluate and treat them when they occur. Current guidelines indicate CDC recommendations should be followed, but those are often hard to locate and interpret in the moment. In this session, you'll learn why the national rate of bloodborne pathogen exposures is unclear, what bloodborne pathogens need to be evaluated when an exposure occurs, and why early identification and management of a bloodborne pathogen exposure is critical to reducing conversion to HIV. 

Course Outcomes:

Upon completion of this session, the learner will be able to:

  1. Identify three reasons why the national rate of bloodborne pathogen exposures is unclear.
  2. Identify three bloodborne pathogens that need to be evaluated when an exposure occurs.
  3. Discuss why early identification and management of a bloodborne pathogen exposure is critical to reducing conversion to HIV.

Contact Hours and Cost

1.0 Contact Hours

Members: $0
Nonmembers: $20

  • Requirements for successful completion: view entire webinar, complete online evaluation
  • Contact hours are available for all webinars whether you participate in the live event or the recorded viewing. Contact hours for this webinar will expire on February 21, 2024.

The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. (AAOHN) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

AAOHN follows the American Nurses Credentialing Center guidelines in calculating continuing nursing education credits. With every educational activity and evaluation that is completed, each one (1) hour of education time is equal to one (1) continuing nursing education credit.

The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. is additionally approved as a CNE provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing (#CEP9283).

AAOHN Joint Provider:

University of Michigan Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering

There are no conflicts of interest related to this webinar.