Blood Borne Viruses (BBV) HSE Guidance

1hr0m Verifiable CPD, 1 Module, 2 Resources

In this course we will review the most current general guidance provided by the UK Health and Safety Executive with regards to Blood Borne Viruses.

In addition to this course, you can further your learning on these topics by also enrolling in the 4everlearning courses ‘Sharps Handling and RIDDOR‘ and ‘Health and Safety COSHH and Risk Assessments‘.

Learning Content

  • What is a Blood Borne Virus (BBV)
  • What are the most common BBVs of concern
  • What are the most common routes of BBV transmission
  • The use and type of PPE to help prevent BBV transmission
  • How to handle sharps to reduce BBV transmission risk
  • How available and effective are immunisations for the most common BBVs

Aims & Objectives

On completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Define a Blood Borne Virus (BBV)
  • Understand how blood-borne viruses are transmitted
  • Identify the most common BBVs of concern (pathogenesis and transmission)
  • Understand how PPE can help prevent infection from BBVs
  • How to handle sharps and avoid sharps injuries
  • Understand why immunisations are required, and which immunisations are available

Development Outcomes

A. Effective communication with patients, the dental team, and others across dentistry, including when obtaining consent, dealing with complaints, and raising concerns when patients are at risk
D. Maintenance of skills, behaviours and attitudes which maintain patient confidence in you and the dental profession and put patients’ interests first

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