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BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS


BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS What are they?

Micro-organisms in blood or other bodily fluids Can cause disease Transmittable


BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS Illnesses & Treatments

Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Human Immunodeficieny Virus (HIV)


BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)

Transmitted by direct bodily fluids contact Attacks the liver Symptoms: nausea, fever, fatigue & loss of appetite Vaccine is available


BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)

Transmitted by direct bodily fluid contact Liver cancer & liver failure Symptoms: joint pain, fatigue, stomach pains & belly itching Medicines available/ no cure


BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Transmitted by direct bodily fluid contact Causes AIDS Symptoms: fever, aching muscles, sore throat & swollen glands in the neck Medicine available/no cure


BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS Precautions

Wear appropriate safety materials Know food handling protocols Proper human health practices


BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS Decontamination

Use bodily fluid disposal kit Use 10% bleach or EPA approved disinfectant for spills 1. Wash exposed area & remove soiled clothing 2. Report exposure to your supervisor 3. Recieve medical evaluation of exposed area 4. Health professional will provide treatment and inform about risk

Bloodborne Pathogens  

Presentation of bloodborne pathogens.