EMS Continuing Education and Refresher Training (Online)
The target audience is for individuals that:
The course contains information pertaining to the following legislation:
This course is taken entirely online from any computer that has high speed internet and meets our System Requirements. No classroom to attend; no travel required.
There's no need to take the training in a single sitting. Start and stop as often as you want. Our system will track your progress, allowing you to resume your training where you left when you log in.
Have questions about the course? Contact an instructor by email or through our Instructor Hotline. You can expect to receive a response within an hour during business hours and are guaranteed a response within 24 hours.
Download, save, or print a certificate after completing your training. If selected during enrollment, your PVC wallet ID, with optional photo, will be mailed within 24 hours.
Take up to six months to complete your EMS-CE (3 hours) - Laboratory Bloodborne Pathogens (Needle Sharps Program) training.
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Telephone support is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, including holidays.
The objective of this course is to assist employers with compliance of US legislation by instructing laboratory employees that could become exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials on the disease-causing effects of pathogenic organisms.
The training outlines methods by which a laboratory worker can determine their risk of exposure, the precautions that should be taken to prevent personal and third party contamination--including the concept of universal precautions--and the procedures to follow should an exposure occur. Furthermore, it covers the components required to achieve a successful needle sharps program, and the protocols for the treatment of contaminated surfaces and wastes.
This course also seeks to provide an online training course that covers common aspects of laboratory safety that employers provide to impacted US employees. This training communicates legally required information, and is usually administered prior to starting a task, if the task changes, or as a refresher course.
Finally, this training recommends the best practice procedures that impacted employees can practically utilize to ensure their own personal safety as well as the safety of their coworkers.
This course is divided into six sections. The approximate time to complete each section is shown below.
For Corporate Users, other sections can be added to this course that cover company specific issues. Please contact us for details.
This course has one 25-question final exam. A 70% score or better is required to pass.
Students who do not pass the exam the first time may retake the exam as many times as necessary in order to pass.
This course consists of 6 sections. Students are required to take each section in sequential order as listed below.
|Section 1||Introduction and Course Overview||10 Minutes|
|Section 2||Overview and Legal Aspects||10 Minutes|
|Section 3||Bloodborne Pathogens Diseases||30 Minutes|
|Section 4||Modes of Transmission & Exposure Determination||45 Minutes|
|Section 5||Control Measures||45 Minutes|
|Section 6||Emergency Procedures & Exposure Control Plan||10 Minutes|
|Final Exam, Course Questions, and Course Evaluation||30 Minutes|
This training is brought to you by a team of OSHA Certified Outreach Trainers.
This course is approved for 3 Contact Hours of EMS Continuing Education by approved California EMS provider 56-0013.
When required by OSHA standards, workers must receive additional training on the specific hazards of their job.
Training providers should be used to ensure credibility and augment a company's training program. Therefore, in addition to the training provided by an outside party, students should receive site-specific training that is supplied by his or her own companies. This training should target the company's unique approach to hazard prevention, including the use of site-specific equipment, health and safety policies, and emergency procedures. As a rule, this company specific training should be well documented.
The bottom line in ALL SITUATIONS is that employers are required to ensure that their employees are adequately trained to do their job.
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Our courses are set up to take a specific amount of time. Some students may get through the training more quickly, while others may take longer to complete their training.
This course will take around 3 hours to complete.
Remember, this training should be used as an intricate tool in the context of an overall training program; it can be combined with other training throughout the year in order to meet any hour requirements needed.
No, our courses are designed so you can start and stop as needed, allowing you to break the training up over a longer period of time. Our system will keep track of your progress, enabling you to resume where you left off upon your next login. If you need to leave the computer for an extended amount of time you can click the Save Progress and Return to Course Outline link provided in the upper-right corner of the course to save your progress in the course.
Yes, you can take this course by signing in with your username and password from any location and computer with high-speed internet access. However, each computer needs to meet our Basic System Requirements for viewing our online courses.
Yes, once you have completed the course you will be able to download, save, or print a certificate of completion from your student account. Certificates are created in a pdf format. Users must have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader before attempting to download the completion certificate.
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