What Am I Getting Into? What to Expect from Your Bloodborne Pathogens Class
“There’s blood everywhere! This looks like a crime scene!” If these are the first words out of your mouth when you enter a bloodborne pathogens class, turn around and run away. When you reach a safe distance call the police.
In all reality, a bloodborne pathogens class should be similar to most of the textbook based science classes in high school and college. Yes, there will be lectures and discussions.
There may also be pictures, so if you have a weak stomach, be prepared!
Personal Protective Equipment
Get used to these words and their acronym PPE, you will hear about them all day long. You will be educated on what to have on hand in case of emergencies and you will need to know how to put on and take off the PPE.
Believe it or not, an infection can occur just as easily taking off PPE as putting it on. Make sure to pay close attention to the order as well as the method.
Further, bring a pen and paper to make a list of bloodborne pathogens, because they will throw a lot of information at you.
Your training should state its compliance with all OSHA guidelines early on. If OSHA i