On Pathogens & PPE Ep 8: Bloodborne Pathogens & Sharps Safety

Are there hidden dangers lurking in your SPD? Tune in to this eye-opening episode of “On Pathogens & PPE,” as host Jill Holdsworth and special guests Dannie O. Smith and Chaz Rhone uncover the common bloodborne pathogens, like HIV and hepatitis, that could be lurking in your SPD and posing a threat to your safety. They’ll dive into best practices for reducing the threat of bloodborne pathogens including, preventing sharps injuries, handling post-exposure situations quickly, and ensuring the safe handling and disposal of sharps. From emphasizing the importance of reporting near misses to identifying the proper disposal sharps, this episode is packed with critical information to help you #FightDirty and stay safe in your daily battle against pathogens!

Over the next 12 weeks (plus one bonus episode!), Jill and special guests around the industry will provide practical insights and strategies to enhance the collaboration between Sterile Processing and Infection Prevention Professionals.

New episodes of On Pathogens & PPE will release each Wednesday on all Beyond Clean & Transmission Control channels. For the best listening experience, download the Beyond Clean mobile app on Apple (https://lnkd.in/g4pdJ3iS) and Android (https://lnkd.in/gipEeMjc) devices.

This series is designed to empower you and your team to transform your department’s approach to employee and patient safety. A special thanks to our Year 1 sponsor Healthmark, a Getinge company, for making this series possible! Discover Healthmark’s innovative and cost-effective infection control solutions for your healthcare facility here: https://www.hmark.com/?pmc=BC-Readonpod

If you have thoughts or feedback on this show, please email us at info@beyondclean.net

*Disclaimer: The views provided by hosts and guests on this series do not represent any employer, company, or third party, and are solely that of the individuals themselves.



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