Blood borne pathogens are infectious diseases that can be transmitted by direct contact to other individuals’ blood or body fluids. Some of the more common pathogens include hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that causes AIDS. Workers exposed to blood borne pathogens are at risk for developing serious illnesses. This class will teach participants how to protect themselves and others using universal precautions from blood borne pathogen exposure and discuss the follow up needed if an exposure would occur. This class meets the requirements for the mandated annual training required by OSHA for support providers whose jobs involve potential contact with blood borne pathogens.
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Cancellations made within 24 hours prior to the start of the training will be charged the full registration fee.
About the Presenter:
Sherry Schultz, MSN-RN, CDDN, is the manager of the Waisman Center Wellness Inclusion Nurse (WIN) Program. She has been a registered nurse since 2001 continuing her education by earning her Master’s Degree in Nursing Education focusing on patient and family education in 2014. She is a Certified Developmental Disabilities Nurse, earning the designation in 2022. Sherry has vast experience working with children of all ages and adults with intellectual developmental disabilities in the healthcare environment, their homes, and various community settings. Sherry believes strongly in the need to include individuals with developmental disabilities in their health care and wellness goals to their fullest potential, and the importance of supporting and educating families and direct caregivers in all aspects of the care needed by those they support.