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HealthCenter21: Bloodborne Pathogens

This module provides an exploration of bloodborne pathogens and the effect the risk of infection has on health care practice. 

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The Bloodborne Pathogens module is designed according to the AES course framework, which includes four phases:

  1. Explore
  2. Learn & Practice
  3. Reflect
  4. Reinforce

Below you'll discover how AES can help you teach your students about bloodborne pathogens according to these four phases.


Phase 1: Explore

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Activity: Bloodborne Pathogens Misconceptions

In this activity, students discuss common misconceptions about bloodborne pathogens and health care workers.


Phase 2: Learn & Practice

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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. 

Lessons
  1. Communicable Disease 
  2. HIV and AIDS 
  3. Hepatitis 
  4. Testing 
  5. Quiz

 

Unit 2: Standard Precautions

In this unit, students will learn about: the variety of infection control precautions, including personal protective equipment. 

Lessons
  1. Standard Precautions 
  2. Gowns 
  3. Masks and Eyewear 
  4. Non-Sterile Gloves 
  5. Quiz

 

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. 


Lessons
  1. Overview of the Standard 
  2. Exposure Control Plan 
  3. Workplace Control Practices 
  4. Training and Recordkeeping 
  5. Exposure Reporting 
  6. Quiz


Phase 3: Reflect

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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

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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.

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