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Management of Occupational Exposure to Blood-borne viruses

Course Overview


This is a one-day certificate course on the management of occupational exposure to blood-borne viruses (BBVs) following a needlestick/sharps or contamination incident in a healthcare setting. The course specifically focuses on post-exposure risk assessment, post-exposure prophylaxis, policy & procedures and occupational implications. The training course is suitable for doctors and nurses who are at risk of and/or responsible for managing needlestick, sharps and contamination incidents in a healthcare setting. 

The course will be delivered via a combination of

  • pre-course reading material and

  • a one-day online training session via Zoom. 

The course will cover the following key topics:

  • Introduction

  • Legislation - UK, India and Other countries

  • Disease overview - Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV

  • Post-sharps or contamination incident management - Immediate actions, risk assessment, golden hour, post-exposure prophylaxis, blood tests and monitoring

  • Fitness for work implications

  • Policies and procedures

  • Case scenarios

  • Questions and answers session

The delegates will learn 

  • Background information on BBVs – Hep B, Hep C and HIV

  • Legal responsibilities

  • Management of incidence potentially involving exposure to a BBV: Immediate actions, risk assessment, post-exposure prophylaxis & follow-up

  • Managing occupational (career) implications

  • Best practice and current guidance on writing policy

If you are interested in this course and wish to apply or get more information, please complete the application form given at the following link

Application for a Training Course in Occupational Health

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