17 Recommendations to Prevent Transmission of Bloodborne Pathogen

Here are 17 key administrative recommendations for the prevention of bloodborne pathogen transmission, outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


1. Incorporate preventing transmission of infectious agents into the objectives of your healthcare organization's patient and occupational safety programs.
2. Make preventing transmission of infectious agents a priority for the healthcare organization. Provide administrative support, including fiscal and human resources for maintaining infection control programs.
3. Ensure the infection control program is managed by one or more qualified individuals.
4. Determine specific and appropriate infection control full-time equivalents.
5. Include prevention of healthcare-associated infections as one determinant of bedside nurse staffing levels and composition, especially in high-risk units.

Read the full report in Becker's ASC Review on prevention of bloodborne pathogen transmission.

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