The Bloodborne Pathogens module is designed according to the AES course framework, which includes four phases:
- Learn & Practice
Below you'll discover how AES can help you teach your students about bloodborne pathogens according to these four phases.
Phase 1: Explore
Activity: Bloodborne Pathogens Misconceptions
In this activity, students discuss common misconceptions about bloodborne pathogens and health care workers.
Phase 2: Learn & Practice
Unit 1: HIV, AIDS, and Hepatitis
In this unit, students will learn about: HIV and Hepatitis, including transmission, effects on the human body, testing and treatment.
1. Communicable Disease
2. HIV and AIDS
Unit 2: Standard Precautions
In this unit, students will learn about: the variety of infection control precautions, including personal protective equipment.
1. Standard Precautions
3. Masks and Eyewear
4. Non-Sterile Gloves
Unit 3: Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
In this unit, students will learn about: the requirements of the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard and create an exposure control plan.
1. Overview of the Standard
2. Exposure Control Plan
3. Workplace Control Practices
4. Training and Recordkeeping
5. Exposure Reporting
Phase 3: Reflect
Activity: Reflection Questions and Discussion
In this activity, students will journal about the chain of infection and identify various precautions that health care works can take to prevent exposure to bloodborne pathogens. A class discussion can follow.
Phase 4: Reinforce
Activity: Bloodborne Health Brochure
In this activity, students will research a bloodborne virus, syndrome, or community resource, and create a brochure about the virus, syndrome, or community resource.
Activity: Current Event
Students will review articles for information related to a topic in the module. Once an article is found, students complete a Current Event form.