Also recommended are Hepatitis B vaccinations for all employees who might be exposed to bloodborne pathogens
and follow-up evaluations for Hepatitis C and HTV.
The concept requires workers to treat all blood and various other bodily fluids as if infected with HIV, hepatitis B virus, and other bloodborne pathogens
Records regarding exposure to hazardous and infectious materials (all records associated with bloodborne pathogens
and chemical exposures)
Editorial Note: Overuse of injections and unsafe injection practices may lead to large-scale transmission of bloodborne pathogens
Studies have demonstrated that physicians and their staffs are at risk for exposure to bloodborne pathogens
because they do not follow CDC guidelines.
and Infection Control for Tattoo & Piercing Artists" is a body art industry specific course developed by experienced professional to provide the most current recommendations on prevention of bloodborne pathogens
and highly contagious skin infections.
First responders (e.g., firefighters, emergency medical technicians [EMTs], and paramedics) are at risk for occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens
. Recently, CDC has received inquiries from state and local health departments and occupational health services about the prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among first responders and the need for routine HCV testing among these workers.
There is one exception in OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogen
The first such example was the Bloodborne Pathogens
Standard, which has significantly reduced occupationally transmitted hepatitis B nationally.
Since camps serve a wide population, and since people engaging in high risk behaviors are from all aspects of society and all cultures, constant vigilance must be maintained regarding bloodborne pathogen
Other considerations include having a HIPAA business agreement in place and ensuring proper OSHA training for bloodborne pathogens
Although the potential for transmission of bloodborne pathogens
to patients through transfusion of contaminated blood is well known, it is less widely recognized that such transmission can also occur during medical procedures involving withdrawal and reinjection of blood or blood products (e.g., nuclear medicine procedures).