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The American Academy of CPR and First Aid, Inc. offers certification coursework for bloodborne pathogens (BBP) training. The free online training course will teach you how to properly handle blood as well as the proper steps you can take to minimize your risk of exposure. Once you have passed the multiple-choice exam at the end of the course, you can purchase your certification.

What is a bloodborne pathogens certification?

The certification proves you have learned how to safely handle human blood and other bodily fluids without exposing yourself or others to infectious diseases.

While there are many bloodborne diseases to be mindful of, the 3 most concerning include HIV, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C. These diseases can be transmitted through:

  • Accidental or intentional cuts or punctures with contaminated needles or other sharps
  • Contact between mucous membranes that protect the body from pathogens such as bacteria and viruses
  • Contact from infected bodily fluids with broken skin
  • Sharing needles
  • Sexual contact/intercourse

People who are exposed to blood containing these pathogens run the risk of infection and contracting these life-threatening diseases themselves. While many people think that medical professionals are exposed to pathogens that cause bloodborne diseases on a regular basis, the rigorous safety protocols they follow make it so exposure is actually quite rare.

Our free online certification course will teach you the safety procedures that healthcare workers follow so that you can use them yourself. When you complete your training, you will be prepared to keep yourself safe while responding to an emergency that requires you to handle blood.

For years, the American Academy has been offering free coursework to healthcare professionals, caregivers, and others who must learn these proper handling techniques in order to meet their employers’ and institutions’ safety guidelines.

How long is the certification valid?

Our online bloodborne pathogens certification is good for 1 full calendar year from the time you purchased your certificate. Our certification is accepted by most industry standards where BBP training is required for employment purposes. Be sure to check with your employer before purchasing to confirm online training is accepted as some employers may require in-class training.

Who should get bloodborne pathogens training?

It is common practice to require healthcare professionals to undergo BBP training. This helps to ensure a healthy work environment, patient privacy, and general safety.

Employees who work in medical settings such as blood banks, nursing homes and hospitals are routinely required to earn a BBP certification before they are allowed to handle blood. However, anyone may face an unexpected emergency involving someone who is bleeding, so it is wise for everyone to receive education on how to minimize the risk of contracting or spreading a bloodborne disease.

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Bloodborne Pathogens Training with COVID-19 Positive or Suspected

Our online instructional course includes recommendations to reduce the risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19 when handling human blood and other potentially infectious bodily fluids and materials. Recommendations follow the suggestions explained by the Center for Disease Control and World Health Organization.

What will you learn from our bloodborne pathogens certification training course

The course teaches proper safety precautions and procedures for handling blood. It provides knowledge about:

  • What they are, how they affect the body, and the risks they pose
  • How to limit your risk of exposure to bloodborne viruses and hazardous organisms
  • General precautions for handling human blood, and blood products
  • Safety procedures and processes for dealing with exposure to blood
  • Procedures for how to handle equipment used for drawing and storing blood

Enjoy the benefits of completing your training and certification through the American Academy

Deciding to train with the American Academy comes with several perks. The benefits we provide have made us a popular choice for healthcare professionals who are seeking recertification, as well as people obtaining a certification for the first time. These benefits include a quick and comprehensive online learning that allows you to complete your training in approximately 45-60 minutes.

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The American Academy's course provides one of the most commonly required training for those who routinely care for others. It is particularly important for those who work in the healthcare industry, or are frequently exposed to individuals who may be carriers of bloodborne diseases.

Signing up for and completing our online training course is so quick and easy that we are sure you’ll continue to choose the American Academy for all your training needs. Fortunately, we offer a complete lineup of online healthcare courses, including an online CPR certification course, as well as a first aid course. The American Academy of CPR and First Aid, Inc. looks forward to helping you continue your education in eliminating the dangers of exposure.

Mission and Vision

Vision: To provide in-depth and affordable training to learn preventative measures to eliminate exposure..

Mission: To promote public health and safety by preventing the infection and spread of bloodborne diseases by reducing and eliminating exposure to bloodborne pathogens.

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