Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens

*Lesson times are estimates and vary from course to course. Adding optional lessons may extend the course length

**The class listed on this page is not for those in a healthcare field as they generally require Basic Life Support (BLS) in healthcare. Please check with your employer to ensure that this is the class you need.

Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens Course Description:

  • Delivery: Face-to-Face
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • OSHA Compliant?: Yes
  • Price: $30 (Includes a face shield key chain; Student manual is purchased separately)

This course meets the OSHA requirements for bloodborne pathogens training when paired with site specific instruction. This course teaches students how to protect themselves from being exposed to blood or blood containing materials and how to act quickly and safely in the event of an incident. Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens was designed for workers who might come into contact with bloodborne pathogens such as:

  • Childcare workers
  • Lab workers
  • Manufacturing company workers
  • Security guards
  • Maintenance workers
  • School personnel
  • Housekeepers and custodians
  • Health and fitness club staff
  • Tattoo artists
  • Explain the purpose of taking the course
  • Define bloodborne
  • Describe the four main steps for staying safe when facing an occupational exposure
  • Discuss how universal precautions, personal protective equipment, and handwashing can protect you from infection
  • Recognize warning signs and labels for biohazards
  • Discuss how to dispose of sharps and other blood-containing items
  • Recall how to safely remove gloves
  • Discuss your exposure control plan

The required student text for this course is the 2015 Bloodborne Pathogens Student Workbook (AHA Product #15-1035, ISBN # 978-1-61669-427-2). Student Workbooks serve as a reference tool for use before, during, and after your course. Authorized American Heart Association Distributors and information on where to purchase an eBook for your course can be found at this link.

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