ISD 317 / ISD 6070 Bloodborne Pathogens Quiz
HIV is the only infectious disease carried by the blood that you should be concerned with.
Only inner city children are infected with HIV or HBV or HCV.
School systems will identify who is at risk of occupational exposure.
Everyone who is infected with HBV will have symptoms.
In most cases, HBV responds to medical treatment.
In the early stages, HIV symptoms may include fever, diarrhea, and fatigue.
You can only get HIV and HBV through sexual contact or by sharing needles.
HBV can survive on environmental surfaces dried and at room temperature for at least a week.
The key to avoiding infection is to stay far away from high risk groups.
Your school district will create and make available an exposure control plan.
Universal Precautions require that you consider every person, all blood and most body fluids to be potentially infectious.
You can throw infectious waste into any trash container.
You only need to wash your hands at the end of each work day.
If hand washing facilities are not available, the school will provide antiseptic towels.
You must use appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment) each time you perform a task involving potentially infectious material.
You may give unprotected mouth to mouth resuscitation to an injured person, especially if it is a life and death situation.
Only hospital workers should be vaccinated against HBV.
Always wear gloves and use a broom and dust pan to pick up glass and sharp objects.
You do not have to wear PPE when working with laundry.
Protecting yourself from bloodborne diseases on the job requires knowing the facts and taking sensible precautions.
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