Bloodborne Pathogens

This outstanding training course comprehensively explores bloodborne pathogens and the risks they pose to you and your colleagues.

In a care environment there are many bloodborne pathogens which you may come into contact with in your working role. It’s important that you understand how to recognise them, what to do when you come into contact with them and how to prevent exposure in the future.

A ‘must have’ for induction, refresher, management and vocational training.

Plus, every trainee receives a FREE training certificate on completion of the course!


SCTV is the only online care training provider to be accredited by the BAC as well as CPD, assuring you of best quality training and service.


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As a guide, this course should take between 50 to 60 minutes. Remember, of course, different people learn at different rates for various reasons.

Printable PDF Syllabus

The syllabus includes, for example:

  • What are bloodborne pathogens?
  • HIV
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • VHF
  • TB
  • Blood and body fluids
  • Needlestick injury
  • Spillages
  • Responding to exposure
  • Medical assessment
  • Exposure to bloodborne pathogens
  • Testing & support
  • Prevention
  • Prevention planning
  • UICPs
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Gloves
  • Training
  • Risk management
  • Blood
  • Storing blood
  • Regulated waste
  • Clinical waste
  • Sharps
  • Contaminated equipment
  • Autoclaves
  • Contaminated clothing
  • Housekeeping
  • Cleaning & disinfection