Bloodborne Pathogens / BBP

  1. Who needs Bloodborne Pathogen protection and training?
    Categories: Bloodborne Pathogens / BBP

    Who needs Bloodborne Pathogen protection and training?

    Who needs Bloodborne Pathogen training? Anyone who may come into contact with Blood or Other Potentially Infectious Materials (OPIM), as a part  of their work. Even as a collateral duty. Employer Responsibilities: Develop a written Exposure Control Plan Develop Engineering Controls Provide Personal Protective Equipment including Spill PIck Up kits or supplies when appropriate. Offer training in, and monitoring of...
  2. 5 Things You Really Need to Know About Zika
    Categories: Bloodborne Pathogens / BBP & Virus & Pandemic

    5 Things You Really Need to Know About Zika

    Outbreaks of Zika have been reported in tropical Africa, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, and most recently in the Americas. Because the mosquitoes that spread Zika virus are found throughout the world, it is likely that outbreaks will continue to spread. According to the CDC; here are 5 things that you really need to know about the Zika virus. Zika...
  3. Categories: Bacteria, Bloodborne Pathogens / BBP & Bleeding Control


    What is Exsanguination? It is the severe loss of blood - it is life threatening and can lead to death in as little as 5 minutes if not addressed correctly. We'll be talking about the importance of immediate bystander action to stop blood loss over the next few weeks, but want to lead in with sharing some past articles on...
  4. Categories: Bloodborne Pathogens / BBP

    Hepatitis Updates

    In our business, BBP (Bloodborne Pathogens) focuses often on HIV, and concern over transmission through fist aid caregiving and body fluid spill cleanup. Hepatitis, however, is a far more common risk. Pathogen Protection including Bloodborne Protection such as BBP Kits and Spill Clean-Up Kits. Other Blood borne pathogen infection control and Airborne Pathogen Protection supplies such as Antimicrobial and Germicidal...
  5. Categories: Bloodborne Pathogens / BBP, CPR & Basic First Aid Information

    Universal Precautions

    What Are Universal Precautions? Part of assessing the scene in First Aid Response also includes checking for hazards associated with exposure to infectious materials. Universal Precautions is an approach to infection control.  According to the concept of Universal Precautions, all blood and certain body fluids should be treated as if they contain potentially infectious bloodborne pathogens.  Bloodborne pathogens are bacteria...
  6. Categories: Bloodborne Pathogens / BBP, Healthy Living Tips, Info News & Virus & Pandemic

    National Institutes for Health discharges Ebola Patient: #Ebola

    NIH discharge of Ebola patient from its Clinical Center Special Clinical Studies Unit NIH officials briefed reporters Today, in front of the NIH Clinical Center, about the discharge of Nina Pham, the Dallas nurse who was admitted to the NIH Clinical Center on October 16 with Ebola virus disease, and is now virus free. NIH informed viewers that there was no...
  7. Categories: Bloodborne Pathogens / BBP, Healthy Living Tips, Info News & Virus & Pandemic

    Ebola vaccine

    Human testing of a second investigational Ebola vaccine candidate is under way at the National Institutes of Health’s Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) are conducting the early phase trial to evaluate the vaccine, called VSV-ZEBOV, for safety and its ability to generate an immune system response in healthy adults...
  8. Categories: Bloodborne Pathogens / BBP, Healthy Living Tips, Info News & Virus & Pandemic

    Ebola Contact Tracing - how it works

    Contact tracing is finding everyone who comes into direct contact with a sick Ebola patient. Contacts are watched for signs of illness for 21 days from the last day they came in contact with the Ebola patient. If the contact develops a fever or other Ebola symptoms, they are immediately isolated, tested, provided care, and the cycle starts again –...
  9. Categories: Bloodborne Pathogens / BBP, Virus & Pandemic & Basic First Aid Information

    CDC says to use these disinfectants against Ebola

    Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Interim Guidance for Environmental Infection Control in Hospitals for Ebola Virus Use a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered hospital disinfectant with a label claim for a non-enveloped virus (e.g., norovirus, rotavirus, adenovirus, poliovirus) to disinfect environmental surfaces in rooms of patients with suspected or confirmed Ebola virus infection. Although there are no products...
  10. Categories: Bacteria, Bloodborne Pathogens / BBP, Healthy Living Tips, Info News & Virus & Pandemic

    Is Ebola Airborne?

    You've heard the rumors... "Ebola is Airborne"... is it true? As of the time of this article - according to both the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO): No. You may have received emails, or read "News" claiming that "The CDC and CIDRAP have admitted that Ebola is now airborne." Sorry... we call...

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