Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens is a classroom course that teaches employees how to protect themselves and others from being exposed to blood or blood-containing materials.

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
Features
  • 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

Purchase Options

AHA Training Centers

Use our Find a Course tool to locate an AHA Training Center in your area that offers classroom and skills sessions.
 

AHA Approved Distributors

Visit one of our Distributors to purchase course materials.

Channing Bete Company

Laerdal Medical Corporation

WorldPoint

Course Content

AHA’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

Additional Information

Instructor Materials

To access additional materials needed for facilitating this course, you must register as a Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens Facilitator with the AHA Instructor Network (opens new window).

Student Materials

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.

March 2009
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.
 
marzo 2009
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.

March 2011
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]

Página 6

Ubicación
Pregunta 3, opción "c"

En el texto aparece: "Usar ropa con sangre".

En el texto debería aparecer: "Usar guantes con sangre".

Spanish - classroom