This course is designed to meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for bloodborne pathogens training when paired with site-specific instruction.
This course is designed for anyone with a reasonable chance of coming into contact with bloodborne pathogens such as:
- Correctional Officers
- Childcare workers
- Security guards
- Maintenance workers
- School personnel
- Hotel housekeepers
- Health and fitness club staff
- Tattoo artists
- Ideal for learners who prefer group interaction and feedback from an instructor
- Content is based on the PACT acronym to reinforce critical learning points
- Designed to meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for bloodborne
pathogens training when paired with site-specific instruction
- Available for first-time or renewal bloodborne pathogens training
- Each student receives their own high quality course materials
AHA Training Centers
Course ContentAHA’s course uses the PACT acronym (Protect, Act, Clean, Tell) and slogan, “Make a PACT, Know How to Act,” to help students learn and easily recall bloodborne pathogens training.
Students learn how to:
- Protect themselves from exposure to bloodborne pathogens
- Act when exposed to blood or blood-containing materials in the workplace
- Clean themselves and the area when exposed to blood or blood-containing materials in the workplace
- Tell or report any exposure to blood or blood-containing materials in the workplace
Instructor Materials80-1492 Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens Instructor Package includes:
- DVD with Instructor PowerPoint in English & Spanish, 1 English Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens Poster, 1 Spanish Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens Poster
80-1491 Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens Student Workbook
Classroom-based (instructor and video, with skills conducted throughout)
Students receive Participation Certificate upon course completion.
During this classroom-based course, an AHA Instructor conducts video-based lessons that reinforce the PACT acronym.
Frequently Asked Questions Heartsaver BBP
Frequently Asked Questions for Instructors
Q. How can I become a BBP Instructor?
A. Thank you for your interest in the new Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens course. The AHA Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens Course does not require an AHA Instructor status. OSHA requires a person to be “knowledgeable” in the subject matter. Please refer to Standard 1910.1030 available on the OSHA website, www.osha.gov to determine your eligibility. Essentially, a person that knows the Standard and is capable of teaching BBP due to personal work experience and or professional training.
Q. Does the AHA determine the cost for all training courses and the accompanying course materials?
A. Costs for courses and materials are determined by Training Centers or Instructors and may vary. The AHA does not regulate price; however, provides its authorized distributors suggested retail pricing on course materials.
This course update provides a correction in slide 7 of the Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens DVD.
The correction is in English and Spanish.
Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens DVD
[ISBN No 978-0-87493-854-8, AHA Product Number KJ0634]
Slide 7, “Putting It All Together,” voiceover instructions for exercise on page 23 of Student Workbook
Student Workbook says to number from 1 to 6, but the voiceover on the video says to number from 1 to 5.
The Workbook is correct. There are 6 steps to number.
Salvacorazones Patógenos de Sangre, DVD
[ISBN No 978-0-87493-854-8, Número de producto de la AHA KJ0634]
Diapositiva 7, “Todo en Conjunto”, instrucciones en el doblaje del video para el ejercicio de página 23 del Manual del Participante.
En el Manual del Participante, se le pide al estudiante que coloque los pasos 1 a 6 en el orden correcto, pero en el doblaje del video se refiere a pasos 1 a 5.
El Manual del Participante es correcto. Hay 6 pasos que deben ser colocados en orden correcto.
Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens Student Workbook Errata Sheet
This course update corrects errors on pages 6 and 14.
Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens Student Workbook
[ISBN No 978-0-87493-852-4, AHA Product Number 80-1491]
Page 6, Question 3, choice "c"
Text says, "Wearing clothes with blood on them."
Text should say, “Wearing gloves with blood on them.”
Page 14, Step 6 in the table
Text says, “Wash your hands following the steps on page 8…”
Text should say, “Wash your hands following the steps on page 10…”
Cambios: marzo de 2011
Cuaderno del estudiante de patógenos de sangre de
Heartsaver en español
[ISBN 978-0-87493-522-6; Referencia de AHA 80-2370]
Pregunta 3, opción "c"
En el texto aparece: "Usar ropa con sangre".
En el texto debería aparecer: "Usar guantes con sangre".
Spanish - classroom