How Bloodborne Diseases are Transmitted
This 4 minutes safety training video covers: What is parenteral exposure, what is bloodborne transmission, what are the infectious materials, how to prevent parenteral exposure, what is exposure control plan for bloodborne pathogens, what is the purpose of exposure control plan.
Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV spread most easily through contact with blood. They also spread through contact with excretions, secretions except sweat, non-intact skin and other potentially infectious materials called OPIM as well as any other body fluid or tissue containing visible blood. OPIM also includes cerebrospinal fluid, synovial fluid, pleural fluid, pericardial fluid, amniotic fluid, saliva in dental procedures as well as non-intact skin or organs from living or dead humans, cell tissue or organ cultures and other biological matter from lab experiments. You can be exposed to these bloodborne viruses if a contaminated sharp punctures your skin or blood or OPIM splash your broken skin or the mucus membranes of your eyes, nose or mouth.