Medcom Now Offers Preventing Bloodborne Infections Series

January 20, 2014 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Cypress, CA - Medcom is your premier source for continuing education. They recently expanded their educational program by offering a 3-part video series titled Preventing Bloodborne Infections. This video series explains the healthcare practices and proper procedures needed to prevent bloodborne infections.

Ever since infection control practices in the healthcare industry changed due to the advent of HIV/AIDS and hepatitis B and C in the 1980s, there have been infection prevention methods and techniques used by healthcare professionals to prevent the spread of these bloodborne infections. This 3-part video series explains those procedures. Changes in care practices and protective devices have improved the safety of healthcare professionals from bloodborne pathogens and these healthcare videos explain just that.

The 3-part healthcare video series include: Preventing Bloodborne Infections: Bloodborne Viruses, Preventing Bloodborne Infections: Preventing Transmission, Protecting Yourself, and Preventing Bloodborne Infections: Engineering Controls and Work Practice Controls. Each of the parts explains techniques on how to prevent and protect the spread of bloodborne infections.

After the completion of these healthcare education programs, students should be able to describe the characteristics of HIV and AIDS as well as hepatitis B and C. They will learn the source and modes of transmission of bloodborne infections both outside and inside the workplace. That's not all; students will also learn the safe handling of sharps and other medical equipment to avoid infections. Some of these involve work practice changes, and using personal protective equipment (PPE). Each video is designated for 0.5 contact hour of continuing nursing education. To preview videos free online, visit

About us:
For over 50 years, Medcom-Trainex has been a leading producer and distributor of healthcare education in a wide range of formats-from print materials and award-winning video programs, to our proprietary, internet-based learning management system developed with working healthcare professionals. Our educational materials are produced for healthcare professionals, students entering the healthcare industry, patients, and health-conscious people everywhere. For more information please call: (800) 877-1443.