Percutaneous injuries continue to be a major concern in the healthcare environment where employees are exposed to bloodborne pathogens (BBPs). Needlestick injuries (NSIs) resulting in exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials pose a serious risk to healthcare workers. These injuries may result in the transmission of bloodborne infections. This program will provide the learner with an understanding of the epidemiology of NSIs and the transmission of BBP infections.
- Discuss the epidemiology of needle stick injuries and the transmission of bloodborne infections.
- Identify the devices associated with needlestick injuries, which involve the greatest risk of transmitting a bloodborne infection.
- Describe the recommended time interval for initiating post exposure chemoprophylaxisis.
Expiration Date: 03-02-2018
This course is approved for 1.0 CE credit(s).
Before You Begin
- Read the study guide
- Take the post test. A score of 80% or greater is needed to pass.
- Once completed, complete the short survey and the certificate will be available for print.