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Dr. Stephen Cavalieri, PhD, Clinical Microbiologist, Professor of Pathology, Medical Microbiology and Immunology at Creighton University School of Medicine, provides an overview of the following:

  •  Compliance with the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard

  • ​Employee training in understanding Bloodborne Pathogens

  • Reduced workplace liability

  • Improved safety and health in the workplace


Bloodborne Pathogen FAQs:

What are examples of bloodborne pathogens?

The three most frequently mentioned bloodborne pathogens include:

  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

  • Hepatitis B (HBV)

  • Hepatitis C (HCV)

There are other bloodborne pathogens as well. The list of infections known to have been transmitted via sharps injuries during patient care include:
Bloodborne Virus Transmission to Healthcare Personnel

Injuries from needles and other sharp devices used in healthcare and laboratory settings are associated with the occupational transmission of more than 20 pathogens (2-5, 14-16). HBV, HCV, and HIV are the most commonly transmitted pathogens during patient care (Table 1).

Table 1. Infections Transmitted via Sharps Injuries during Patient Care (PC) and/or Laboratory/Autopsy (L/A)
Infection PC L/A Infection PC L/A
Blastomycosis   Leptospirosis  
Cryptococossis   Malaria  
Diphtheria   M. tuberculosis
Ebola   Rocky Mountain  
Gonorrhea   Spotted Fever    
Hepatitis B Scrub typhus  
Hepatitis C Strep Pyogenes  
HIV Syphilis  

References 2-5, 14-16

Exposure to Blood - What Healthcare Personnel Need to Know

Learn more about occupational exposures to blood in this pamphlet, with information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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