Thursday, May 20, 2021
(8:00 PT / 9:00 MT / 11:00 ET)
Ohio Pharmacists Association
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Bloodborne Pathogens standard was revised by the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act of 2000 to require the use of safer medical devices and to maintain an exposure control plan. Personnel who have the potential to be exposed to a bloodborne pathogen must meet the requirements of this standard, including annual live training, or risk facing fines. This includes pharmacists and others who administer immunizations, provide point-of-care testing involving blood or who are involved with handling sharps containers. OPA is offering a webinar format for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and other employees to comply with this OSHA standard. The speaker will discuss potential bloodborne hazards, safer practices designed to reduce/avoid sharps injuries, and effective post-exposure procedures. This program will provide the opportunity for interactive questions.
1. Identify potential bloodborne pathogens and their mode of transmission
2. Describe the hepatitis B vaccination requirements for at-risk health care workers
3. Identify the key components of an exposure control plan
4. Describe the engineering controls and work flow practices to minimize the risk of exposure
5. Outline the appropriate post-exposure response
6. Discuss record keeping requirements
To accommodate various work schedules this webinar will also be offered:
- Friday, June 11 @ 3pm eastern
- Tuesday, July 13 @ 2pm eastern
- Wednesday, August 18 @ 6pm eastern
- Tuesday, September 21 @ 11am eastern
- Thursday, October 14 @ Noon eastern
- Wednesday, November 17 @ 3pm eastern
This knowledge-based activity is targeted to pharmacists and technicians in all practice settings.
The Ohio Pharmacists Foundation Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The Ohio Pharmacists Foundation will provide 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education credit for pharmacists and technicians who complete the webinar and the evaluation.
ACPE Universal Activity Number: 0129-0000-21-063-L04-P ; 0129-0000-21-063-L04-T
If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). Registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Attendance/Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant attending the live program at their own computer and phone.
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How to Attend
Join the live program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer with high speed internet. You may ask questions, participate in surveys, and post comments from your computer during the program. Please note that credit (if available) is only provided to registered attendees participating at their own computer and phone. Simple instructions with a link to the program will be sent when you register and again the day before the webinar.