Additional resources on bloodborne infection
After you’ve read this special report, you might want to obtain additional information about bloodborne infections by accessing the online resources below.
- Bloodborne Infectious Diseases: HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C
This CDC website describes emergency steps to take after exposure to blood or other body fluids.
- International Healthcare Worker Safety Center
Based at the University of Virginia, the Center is dedicated to preventing occupational transmission of bloodborne pathogens. The website includes links and safety device information.
- Needlestick Injury Prevention
This special section on the American Nurses Association (ANA) website includes the Safe Needles Nurse’s Toolkit, ANA position statements, and the ANA Needlestick Prevention Guide.
- Occupational Exposure to Blood or Other Potentially Infectious Materials by Sharps, Mucous Membrane Splashes, or Broken Skin
This ANA document offers an excellent summary of the types of exposures, along with actions to take if these occur.
- Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Standards
Read OSHA’s standards on occupational exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials.
- Workbook for Designing, Implementing, and Evaluating a Sharps Injury Prevention Program
Developed by the CDC, this resource includes a toolkit of forms and worksheets, an overview of the literature on sharps injuries in healthcare workers, and a description of devices with sharps-injury prevention features.
This special report was funded by BD Medical. Content of this special report was developed independently of the sponsor and all articles have undergone peer review according to American Nurse Today standards.