Bloodborne pathogen training is understood as a specialized service required in dealing with harmful or even lethal organisms in a person's blood and which can be passed on to others if not observed.
Blood pathogens training is necessary, so for those working in blood banks, pathology laboratories must first understand the risks associated with infected blood, then manage and prevent contamination. This training on blood-borne pathogens will help them understand the precautions to prevent exposure to these dangerous pathogens.
The following are the three main points covered by the bloodborne pathogens education program:
• Routes: First, through training, you will learn that blood-borne pathogens are mainly transmitted through human blood. Other bodily fluids such as semen, amniotic fluid, and liquor can also carry pathogens.
• Spread: Bleeding can enter a person's body in some ways. A very common method is to pierce with a sharp tool or needle. In a hospital, this can happen accidentally when a nurse, doctor, or laboratory technician is treating the blood of an infected patient. In addition, any broken or injured skin can also be an entry point for infected blood. Therefore, extra care must be taken to cover the wound. An infected pregnant mother can also pass the disease on to her unborn child.
• Diseases: In this training, you will learn to recognize various diseases that can be caused by contact with blood-borne pathogens. HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and hepatitis B and C are three blood-borne diseases. However, rarer conditions such as leptospirosis, syphilis, babesiosis, brucellosis, and viral hemorrhagic fever infections can also be caused by blood-borne infections.