Which is the most common form of exposure to bloodborne pathogens in the workplace?
Beside this, what is the most common form of exposure for healthcare workers?
The most common type of exposure was the needlestick injury (77.6%). 27.9% of the accidents occurred during the blood sampling and 23.5% during the surgical procedure.
Subsequently, question is, which could cause you to be exposed to a bloodborne pathogen? Bloodborne pathogens are infectious microorganisms in human blood that can cause disease in humans. These pathogens include, but are not limited to, hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Needlesticks and other sharps-related injuries may expose workers to bloodborne pathogens.
Also asked, what are four main ways that you can become infected with a bloodborne pathogen?
Bloodborne pathogens such as HBV and HIV can be transmitted through contact with infected human blood and other potentially infectious body fluids such as:
- vaginal secretions.
- cerebrospinal fluid.
- synovial fluid.
- pleural fluid.
- peritoneal fluid.
- amniotic fluid.
- saliva (in dental procedures), and.
Are there only 3 bloodborne pathogens?
Bloodborne pathogens and workplace sharps injuries. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV) are three of the most common bloodborne pathogens from which health care workers are at risk.