Bloodborne Pathogens


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gorham school department health services staff development bloodborne pathogens 101 and more teresa m merrill r.n bs che gorham maine revised 2009


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learning objectives after complete review of the following presentation staff should be able to identify or explain ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ bloodborne pathogens bbp universal precautions care of the student with diabetes life-threatening allergy symptoms and prevention proper use of an epipen medical alerts and individual health plans post-exposure bbp follow-up care


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nuts and bolts student emergency sheets confidential parents choose the medical information to share with staff return to office asap-med alerts updated from sheets


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staff emergency sheets all staff are encouraged to complete an emergency information sheet that will be kept in the clinic for nurse use only.


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medical alert confidentiality h.i.p.a.a privacy protection for medical information place in sub packets each staff member is responsible for reading and highlighting the students who are in their classroom please see the nurse if there is something listed on the medical alert that you do not understand


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first aid send the student or staff to the clinic for injury or illness call for the nurse if the person should not be moved use personal protective equipment protect yourself from exposure to blood or other body fluids be sure all injuries are reported and fill out an accident report head injury must be reported


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clinic passes each student should have a pass to enter the clinic students will be sent back to class to retrieve a pass if they do not arrive with one except for an emergency


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personal protective equipment all staff will receive a zip lock bag with gloves band aids and disinfecting skin wipes notify the nurse as you need replacements always ask the student why they need a band aid screen for potential scratch or biting issues allow the student to care for wound unless they are unable to


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possible pathogens · microscopic viruses bacteria parasites capable of causing disease or illness transmitted via cough sneeze blood or body fluids depending on the germ examples hepatitis a b c d hiv/aids mrsa staph/strep pinworm influenza cold viruses


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transmission is possible through contact with body fluids saliva vomit urine feces blood mucus membranes-eyes mouth nasal passages keep hands away from your face skin contact


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universal precautions treat all body fluids as potentially infectious protect yourself by hand washing properly


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hand washing video · play


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more universal precautions use of barrier devices or personal protective equipment such as gloves eyewear aprons cpr mask biohazard bags labels vaccine ­hep b for employees identified in exposure plan proper post-exposure follow-up


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glove removal · grasp the outer edge of one glove and peel it away from the hand with your other gloved hand and hold it in the palm of the remaining gloved hand · take a finger from the ungloved hand and go under the glove and pull it off and discard · wash your hands


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exposure determination who is eligible for vaccination on the job school nurse custodian/maintenance staff physical education staff coaches athletic director personnel who provide direct care to students such as handling body secretionsdrooling spitting biting toileting school secretary transportation staff



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