Continuing Education Course: Bloodborne Pathogens Self-Study Program

Evaluating the Risks of Bloodborne Pathogens

Successful completion of this activity awards one contact hour of Continuing Nursing Education credit or one contact hour of Respiratory CRCE credit.

Course Overview:

This self-study program is designed to provide the learner with an understanding of the epidemiology of needlestick injuries (NSIs) and the transmission of bloodborne pathogen (BBP) infections. Percutaneous injuries continue to be a major concern in the healthcare environment where employees are exposed to BBPs. Needlestick injuries resulting in exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials pose a serious risk to healthcare workers. This program examines the risks and discusses the treatment in the event of a BBP exposure.

Objectives:
After completing this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Discuss the epidemiology of needlestick 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.

Course Length: One Hour

Intended Audience:
This self-study program is designed for healthcare professionals interested in enhancing their personal and professional development by participating in self-paced CE programs based on current research and practice.

Registration Process – First Time Learners

  1. Go to Smiths Medical Online Training Portal - www.smiths-medical-education.com
  2. Click the Register button
  3. Enter 2012-CE02 and then click Continue
  4. Follow prompts to create your account

Registration Process – Add Course to Account

  1. Log-in
  2. Click Add Course button
  3. Enter Registration Code for course you want added to account
  • Successful completion of this activity awards one contact hour of Continuing Nursing Education credit or one contact hour of Respiratory CRCE credit.
  • Records for educational activities will be maintained for five years.
  • For questions please email: continuing.education@smiths-medical.com
  • This course may only be completed once for contact hour credit.
  • Please refer to the online portal for course expiration date.

Successful completion of this activity awards 1 contact hour of Continuing Nursing Education credit or 1 contact hour of Respiratory CRCE credit.

 


Accreditation – Nursing

Smiths Medical Clinical Education Provider Unit is approved for providing continuing nursing education by the California Board of Nursing, provider number CEP 15005.

Approval as a provider refers only to this continuing education activity and does not imply California Board of Registered Nursing endorsement of any commercial products.

Accreditation – Respiratory

Select programs are approved for contact hour continuing respiratory care education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC), 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100, Irving, TX, 75063. Program approval refers only to the continuing education activities and does not imply AARC endorsement of any commercial products

Commercial Support

These continuing education activities are supported by Smiths Medical North America. Please note that all Smiths Medical training options may not be available in all global regions.