Bloodborne Pathogens and Communicable Disease

Tuition: $59
Hours: 2


Course Description

This is a two-hour self-paced distance based course designed to assist health care providers in identifying and managing the medical legal risks associated with bloodborne pathogens.


There will be a minimum of ten questions on an online examination at the end of the course materials to evaluate learner knowledge.



  1. Identification of bloodborne pathogens and their modes of transmission.
  2. Assessing risk and preventing bloodborne pathogen transmission in healthcare.


  • Introduce healthcare providers to universal precautions.
  • Identify which body fluids universal precautions apply to.
  • Understand what techniques may be applied to reduce the risk of exposure to pathogens related to blood borne pathogens.
  • Identify the standard of care regarding blood borne pathogens in the healthcare workplace.


120 minutes of study and the completion of an online examination with a score of at least 75%


This syllabus is a representation of the requirements for successful completion of the course, containing the objectives, content, organization, and evaluation processes. It is the student’s responsibility to read, comprehend, and act on the syllabus’ objectives, content, and requirements. The faculty teaching this course reserves the right to reasonably alter the sequence of activities, assignment dates, and evaluation and assignment methods or styles. Every effort will be made to inform the class members in advance of such changes. Students are responsible for following the syllabus and any changes instituted by the faculty. Should there be any questions or need for reasonable interpretation of clarification of the syllabus, the student must contact the lead course instructor/syllabus author(s) to obtain answers to the above.

All opinions, viewpoints and recommendations contained in this presentation represent those of the author alone and do not represent the opinions, viewpoints or recommendations of any organization with which the author may be affiliated, including, without limitation, the USOC or/and the ACBSP.