• Introductory
  • Half Day
  • 3 years Certificate

Needlestick Blood Borne Virus

Needlestick Blood Borne Virus (BBV) training teaches participants how to avoid getting sick from handling sharp objects in the workplace. By learning about the risks and how to prevent and respond to incidents involving BBVs, participants can help to create a safer workplace.

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To provide an awareness of bloodborne viruses and the correct treatment of a needlestick injury.

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Course Summary

  • Be able to define what a blood borne virus is
  • To be aware of where used needles may be found
  • Gain an understanding of Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV – definition, transmission, signs and symptoms and treatment
  • To develop an understanding of how to prevent needlestick injuries
  • Gain an understanding of the specific first aid procedures surrounding a needlestick injury

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    Is the training online, face-to-face, or blended?

    Certainly! Our expert trainers deliver our face-to-face training at either your location or our office, providing personalized instruction and hands-on learning for the most effective training experience.

    Where will the training be conducted?

    We offer training in two formats: On-Site at your location and Classroom at our offices. With both options, our expert trainers deliver the training in-person, providing personalized instruction and hands-on learning for an effective training experience.

    How long is the certificate valid?

    The certificate is valid for 3 years.

    What level of training is it?

    This is an introductory course on Needlestick and Blood-Borne Virus Safety designed to provide staff with the skills and knowledge to handle needles and other sharp objects safely. The course covers topics such as identifying risks, implementing control measures, and emergency procedures. Completion of the training promotes a safer working environment by equipping staff to handle needles and other sharp objects safely, reducing the risk of needlestick injuries and blood-borne virus transmission.

About Needlestick Bloodborne Pathogen Course

This needlestick course will teach you about blood-borne viruses (BBV) like Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV. You will learn about the definition, transmission, signs and symptoms, and treatment of blood-borne viruses.

You will also learn where to find used needles and how to prevent needlestick injuries. Additionally, you will learn about first aid procedures for needlestick injuries.

By the end of the course, you will have a good understanding of these important topics to help keep yourself and others safe.

Working in healthcare, first responders, and various other professions expose individuals to bloodborne pathogens, microscopic infectious agents present in human blood and certain bodily fluids. These pathogens can cause serious illnesses, making bloodborne pathogens training crucial for individuals at risk.


Course Info:

  • Course Duration: 4- 6 hours (Half day training)
  • Course Level: Level 2
  • Certificate: 3-year certificate
  • Max Delegates: 12
  • Practical: Yes
  • Course Mode: Face to Face

Who Needs Bloodborne Pathogens Training?

Any employee who may be at risk of sustaining a needlestick injury.

This training is necessary for various professionals, including:

  1. Healthcare workers: Nurses, doctors, dentists, lab technicians, phlebotomists, and anyone who may come into contact with blood or bodily fluids during patient care.
  2. First responders: EMTs, paramedics, firefighters, and police officers who may encounter blood during emergency situations.
  3. Housekeeping and staff: People responsible for cleaning areas potentially contaminated with bloodborne pathogens.
  4. Tattoo artists and body piercers: People who pierce or tattoo skin, potentially exposing themselves and clients to blood.
  5. Lab Researchers: People handling blood and other potentially infectious materials in research settings.

Healthcare professionals and others at risk should get the right training on bloodborne pathogens and follow safe work practices to reduce risks more.

If you get a needlestick injury, it’s important to report the incident right away and seek medical evaluation and follow-up care as advised by a healthcare professional.


What Does Bloodborne Pathogens Training Cover?

This course teaches you about blood borne viruses like Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV, and how to avoid getting them from used needles. You’ll learn what to do if you accidentally get poked by a needle, and how to stay safe.

This training helps people understand and learn:

  • Bloodborne pathogens: Know about common bloodborne germs like Hepatitis B (HBV), Hepatitis C (HCV), and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), how they spread, and the possible health dangers.
  • Workplace dangers: Identify situations at work where you might encounter bloodborne pathogens, such as needle sticks, sharps injuries, contact with mucous membranes, and splashes of blood or body fluids.
  • Universal precautions: Understand and follow universal precautions, assuming all blood and body fluids could be infectious. This includes proper handwashing, wearing protective gear like gloves and gowns, and safely handling and getting rid of contaminated stuff.
  • Controls for safety: Learn how engineering controls (like sharps containers) and work practice controls (like safe needle devices) can reduce the chance of exposure.
  • What to do after exposure: Know how to act if you accidentally come into contact with bloodborne pathogens, including reporting the incident, getting medical evaluation, and receiving the right follow-up care.

Where is the Blood Borne Virus training conducted?

We provide training in two ways:

  1. On-Site at your place and
  2. At our training offices within UK.

With both choices, our skilled trainers give the training in person, offering personalised guide and hands-on learning for an effective training experience.

Is the training online, face-to-face, or blended?

Of course! Our skilled trainers will give you face-to-face training either at your place or ours, giving you personal instruction and hands-on learning for the best training experience.

Using interactive teaching methods, our experienced trainers make learning enjoyable and effective by engaging participants.


Benefits of Bloodborne Pathogens Training:

Here are the reason to attend our Bloodborne Pathogens Training:

  1. Less chance of getting infected: By learning how these germs spread and following safety rules, people can lower their chance of getting really sick.
  2. Follow the rules: Training helps people do their jobs the right way, following the rules made by groups like the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the UK.
  3. Make work safer: Promote a way of working where people are more aware of staying safe, making workplaces safer for everyone.
  4. Increase individual confidence: Gives people the knowledge and skills to feel more sure about working safely in places where they might be at risk of meeting these germs.

Getting trained on blood germs is not just a rule; it’s really important to keep people safe. If healthcare workers, first responders, and others learn and use what they know, they can make their workplaces much safer and healthier for everyone.

Questions and Answers

What is a needle injury?

A needlestick injury is when someone accidentally pokes themselves with a needle after it has been used to give a patient medicine or draw blood. Doctors, nurses, or other people who work in healthcare have this happen sometimes.

Getting punctured by a used needle is risky because that needle could have tiny amounts of blood or germs still on it from the last person it poked.

Some examples of serious germs someone could be exposed to are hepatitis viruses or HIV.

While medical workers try hard to prevent needlestick injuries, they do still sometimes happen accidentally. It’s crucial that health workers such as nurses and phlebotomist report cases quickly so they can get the medicine or treatment they might need.

Staying calm and getting medical help fast are the most important things.


What Needlestick Bloodborne Virus means?

A needlestick injury combined with the presence of bloodborne viruses creates a high risk of infection if the contaminated blood or body fluid enters the bloodstream through the puncture wound.

Some germs that can make people sick are called bloodborne viruses. They have names like Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

These viruses can cause problems in the liver or weaken the body’s defenses, making it easier to get sick. It’s important to know about them so we can stay healthy and avoid getting unwell.


Why is learning about bloodborne pathogens important?

Here are five main reasons why it is important for someone to learn about bloodborne pathogens:

  1. It helps you protect yourself. By learning how diseases like hepatitis B or HIV spread, you can take actions and precautions to avoid infection. This includes things like wearing gloves, disinfecting surfaces, and avoiding contact with contaminated items.
  2. You can avoid spreading germs to others. When you understand how germs are transmitted and who is at risk, you can prevent the spread of pathogens to other people. For example, if you know you have an infection, you can take steps not to infect family members.
  3. It allows quicker identification if you have been exposed or infected. If you are experienced with bloodborne disease symptoms, causes, and prevention, then you are more able to notice if you have an exposure incident or if abnormalities appear indicating illness. This leads to faster diagnosis and treatment for the patient.
  4. It helps reduce and manage outbreaks. When everyone knows about how germs spread, how to stop them, and what to do – especially people who work in hospitals and clinics – it helps stop sickness from spreading a lot. This is really important because it keeps whole communities safe and healthy.
  5. It guides response in injury situations. Knowledge guides the correct emergency response following bloody injuries or accidents. This helps reduce further contamination and spread while also focusing needed medical intervention efforts.

Do I need bloodborne pathogen training?

Five reasons why someone would need bloodborne pathogen training (needlestick prevention training):

You would need training if your job puts you at risk around blood or body fluids that may be infected. This includes:

  1. Healthcare workers exposed to injuries, contaminated wastes or samples.
  2. First responders routinely seeing blood and accidents.
  3. Janitors cleaning areas where blood spills may occur like hospitals.
  4. Teachers informing students about disease prevention and hygiene.
  5. Anyone traveling to help people in places with outbreaks.

The training helps you:

  • Know what safety steps and equipment to use to protect yourself and others from viruses like hepatitis or HIV. For example, wearing gloves or masks.
  • Identify exposure risks and take precautions.
  • Understand what to do if exposed and how to report it to get proper care quickly.

Learning how diseases spread through blood, what special clean up is required, safe practices around injuries/blood, and how to reduce outbreaks helps you stay protected and avoid spreading infection.

Getting this knowledge is critical for certain jobs, travel situations or roles informing the public.


What are common bloodborne pathogens at workplaces?

Here are some of the most common bloodborne pathogens that workers may find when exposed to it at work:

1. Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)

2. Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)

  • Also causes liver infection/damage
  • Spread through contact with infected blood
  • Significant risk for exposed healthcare workers

3. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

  • Weakens a person’s immune system
  • Gradually leads to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
  • Often transmitted by needles, blood contact
  • Lifelong treatment required if contracted

4. Malaria

  • Caused by a parasite spread through mosquitos
  • Endemic to tropical areas but present globally
  • Symptoms include high fevers, chills, fatigue

Some jobs, like in healthcare or labs, have more risk of getting these germs, especially if they handle needles or don’t handle medical waste properly.

People helping in places with less money might also face dirty conditions during health projects.


How much does the bloodborne pathogens course cost?

Training cost would vary based on class size and location. Please contact any of our course advisors to get more info about our training cost. Contact us

How often should needlestick injury training be given?

You should a refresher needlestick bloodborne pathogen training every year. If there are new rules, different ways to protect against exposure, or better equipment available, you might need extra quick lessons more often.

The main idea is that getting yearly bloodborne pathogens training, either at work or from our office, gives really helpful advice for making workplaces safer when there are biohazards.

Doing quick reminder courses helps keep everyone healthy and prevents infections spread. You may also need to compare this training with our infection control training or antt training.

As I have told others... It is the best, most informative training I have ever attended