Bloodborne Viruses: Introduction (02:19)
Concern about bloodborne infections transforms healthcare practices in the 1980s. Until there is a cure for bloodborne diseases, emphasis must remain on preventing the spread of viruses. This video examines viruses and transmission.
Bloodborne Pathogens (06:14)
Bloodborne pathogens can only be transmitted when infected blood, blood products, tissue, or body fluids enter another body. Topics include retroviruses, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, symptoms, effects on the body, and treatment.
Transmission of Bloodborne Infection (05:59)
Transmission modes outside the healthcare environment include unprotected sexual acts, needle sharing, pregnancy/breastfeeding, and transfusions; identify HIV non-infective body fluids. Transmission modes in healthcare settings include puncture wounds, open wounds/broken skin, and mucous membranes. Other programs will cover prevention methods.
Credits: Preventing Bloodborne Infections: Bloodborne Viruses (00:0-906)
Credits: Preventing Bloodborne Infections: Bloodborne Viruses
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