This Web-based, self-directed course uses online modules and interactive activities to teach students the content of the Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens course. Designed for anyone with a reasonable chance of coming into contact with bloodborne pathogens, the Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens course is designed to meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for bloodborne pathogens training when paired with site-specific instruction. The course uses the PACT acronym (Protect, Act, Clean, Tell) and slogan, "Make a PACT, Know How to Act," to help students learn and easily recall bloodborne pathogens training.
After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- define bloodborne pathogens
- describe the four main steps for staying safe when facing an occupational exposure
- discuss how universal precautions, personal protective equipment, and hand washing can protect them from infection
- recognize warning signs and labels for biohazards
- recall how to safely remove gloves
- discuss how to dispose of sharps and other blood-containing items
- identify the types of spills and methods for cleaning them up
- discuss their exposure control plan.
Key Features and Benefits
- Students complete the course at their own pace at work, at home, or wherever Internet acess is available
- Can be used for initial or renewal training
- Certificate of completion available to print when the online portion has been completed successfully
- Optional written exam available if employer requires an exam for completion
- Students have access to all information in the online portion for 24 months after activation of their key to help reinforce what they have learned
- Includes audio and transcript for students who may have a hearing or visual disability
- Screen and text-size options help meet diverse learning needs
- Navigation controls provide students with the flexibility to move easily through content and customize their learning experience
The access key and instructions on how to log in and register for the course will be e-mailed to you, usually within 1 business day. NOTE: You must purchase one online access key for each student trained.
Continuing education Information:
The American Heart Association is authorized by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) to offer 0.5 CEUs for this program.
Dimensions and Specifications
PC and Mac® compatible
Additional Supplies Needed for Operation
Computer with Internet access
Minimum computer requirements:
- Connection: Broadband/T1/Cable/DSL/Fiber/etc.
- Operating system: Windows XP or later, or Mac OSX 10.6 or later
- Processor speed: 500+ MHz Pentium or equivalent
- RAM: 256+ GB RAM
- Web browser: Internet Explorer 9 or above, Chrome (recommended), or Firefox
- Speakers/headphones: Recommended
- Soundcard: Recommended
- Macromedia Flash (latest version)
- QuickTime Plugin (4.0 or above)
- Adobe Acrobat Reader (latest version)
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is this course compatible with Mac® computers?
A: Yes, this course is compatible with both Mac computers and PCs.
Q: How long can students access the information in this online course?
A: Once a student activates his or her course key, the student can access the course information for 24 months.
Q: How long does it take to complete this course?
A: It takes approximately 1 hour to complete the course.