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Bloodborne Pathogens. School District of New Richmond Joan Simpson, R.N, District School Nurse. 2-21-12. Why am I Here Today?. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Bloodborne Pathogens

Bloodborne PathogensSchool District of New RichmondJoan Simpson, R.N, District School Nurse.2-21-12

Why am I Here Today?Initial training is required by OSHA for all new employees and annual training is required after for all employees who are considered at increased risk for occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens.

To protect employees against exposure to bloodborne diseases.

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Total video time is 27:03Now, lets review a few itemsStaff at increased Occupational Risk to Bloodborne pathogens are those whose job description includes one or more of the following:First aidCleaning body fluid spillsDelegated health / personal care providersMonitoring altercations

In New Richmond School District these employees have been identified currently as:Job ClassificationsReason for Occupational ExposureProviding First AidCleanup of Blood or OPIM SpillsContact / Handling of Materials Contaminated with Blood or OPIMHealth Services (School Nurse and Health Assistants)XXXCDB/ CDS Teachers and Assistants (Cognitive Disability Borderline and Severe)XXCoaches (determined by AD) Football, Wrestling, Basketball, and Hockey at this timeXXEBD Teachers and Assistants (Emotional Behavioral Disability)XXEarly Childhood & Special Education (Teachers and Assistants)XXOccupational TherapistsXXKindergarten TeachersXXBuilding Principals, Assistant Principals, Superintendent, Athletic Director XXCustodial / MaintenanceXXPhysical Education TeachersXXSpeech TherapistsXXSuperintendentXXAthletic DirectorXXFront Office Administrative AssistantsXXHepatitis B Vaccination offered by the District to staff on the previous pageFree of costThree injections over 6 monthsBooster doses are not recommended80 - 95% effective after series is completedHepatitis B Immunization Acceptance/Declination Record completed, Click here

Reasons Not To Receive VaccinationPrevious infection would incur immunityYeast sensitivityThimerosal sensitivityPregnancyImmunosuppressive therapy

Hepatitis B Vaccination Most Common Side EffectSlight soreness at the injection site (17%)More serious reactions may occur in 1% of vaccinations given

Exposure Control PlanBlue Health Services Manual in each school health officeContains Districts Exposure Control Plan and exposure formsTo view document please click here

Universal PrecautionsAn approach to infection control where all human body fluids of all persons are treated as if known to be infectious for communicable diseases

Personal Protective EquipmentGlovesdisposableUtility



Use of Disposable GlovesThink about what you touch while your wearing them! Properly dispose of contaminated gloves in the trash. Wash hands after using them. Waterless hand cleaner as temporary measure only.

Cleaning Up Body Fluid Spills Think B-A-D-DB arrierA bsorbD isinfectD iscard

HandwashingTHE SINGLE MOST EFFECTIVE BARRIER TO PREVENT THE TRANSFER OF GERMS is to use soap and running water. Scrub for at least 30 seconds, rinse well, dry with paper towel (use to turn off faucet)

What Should I Do If I Have An Accidental Contact With Body Fluids?Wash area thoroughly with soap and warm waterContact your building Health Assistant to complete an Exposure Investigation Report Right Away. She will complete then notify the School Nurse regarding further action.Notify your supervisor of the exposure.Complete a Workmans Compensation Form in the staff lounge and submit to Deb Newman within 48 hours.

Exposure Incidenta specific eye, mouth , other mucous membrane, non-intact skin, or parenteral (contaminated needles and sharp instruments), contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials that results from the performance of an employees duties.

Three Things Necessary for Possible Transmission1. Source person must be infected

2. Source person must have a port of exit

3. Receiving person must have a port of entryContact with infectious body fluids to broken skin or mucous membranesPuncture wounds with used needles

Moral of the story:If its Warm, Wet and Not Yours Dont Touch It!

Please print, complete and forward the post-test to Joan Simpson at the District Office, which acknowledges you have completed this training.Click Here

Thank you for taking your time to complete this mandatory training and if you have questions contact Joan Simpson at 715-243-7424.