BBP and TB Training Session


Bloodborne Pathogen Content

  1. Location of policy/standard and explanation of contents

  2. Epidemiology, symptoms, and modes of transmission

  3. Explanation of SIUSOM's Exposure Control Plan

  4. Recognizing tasks involving potential exposure to blood/body fluids

  5. Exposure Prevention:  personal protective equipment, engineering controls, and work practices

  6. Personal protective equipment:  types, selection of, proper use, location, removal, handling, decontamination, and disposal

  7. Hepatitis B Vaccine:  efficacy, safety, method/schedule of administration, and benefits

  8. Steps to take if an exposure occurs

  9. Exposure management:  testing, counseling, and follow-up

  10. Signs/labels/color coding

  11. Opportunity for interactive questions/answers with trainer


Tuberculosis Content

  1. Transmission, pathogenesis, and diagnosis of TB

  2. TB infection vs. active disease

  3. Signs and symptoms

  4. Possibility of reinfection in persons with a positive PPD

  5. Potential for occupational exposure to persons with infectious TB

  6. Prevalence of TB in the community and SIUSOM

  7. Isolation procedures at SIUSOM

  8. Situations with increased risk of exposures to TB

  9. Infection Control principles/practices that reduce the risk of transmission of TB

  10. Hierarchy of TB infection control measures

  11. Purpose of PPD testing

  12. Significance of a positive PPD

  13. Importance of participating in skin testing

  14. Preventive therapy for the latent TB infection

  15. Indications, use, effectiveness, and potential adverse effects of preventive medications

  16. Responsibility of HCW to report signs/symptoms of active TB

  17. Drug therapy for active TB

  18. Responsibility of SIU to maintain confidentiality

  19. Higher risk posed by TB to persons with HIV infection or other immunocompromised conditions

  20. Potential development of cutaneous anergy of immune function as lymphocyte counts decline




March 2008