Bloodborne Pathogens Certification for Aesthetics
Protecting yourself and your clients from exposure to bloodborne pathogens are important to keeping your business safe and hygienic. There are many reasons why you should take a certification class to protect yourselves and others from any bloodborne pathogens. During this course, you will learn more about bloodborne pathogens, how to protect yourself and others, and proper sterilization techniques.
Bloodborne pathogens are microorganisms that are spread through blood to blood contact. Some of the diseases spread by bloodborne pathogens include HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C. These diseases are very serious and can be life-threatening. These are not only dangerous to transfer from one client to another but can be transferred to you if not handled properly. In this course, you will learn more about blood to blood transmission and the diseases that could be spread.
With the surge of permanent cosmetic procedures, there are numerous services that can cause exposure to bloodborne pathogens. Some aesthetic procedures such as permanent makeup, fibroblast, needle and needleless injections, microneedling and so on can result in contact with bloodborne pathogens. It is important to take precautions when providing these services to clients and is often required by law and/or by employers. This is why Scalpa now requires bloodborne pathogen certification in order to complete our training courses, with you and your client's safety in mind.
Protection of yourself and others is important for reducing the transmission. In this certification training, you will learn more about universal precautions. Universal precautions refer to the approach where you treat all blood and body fluids as if they are infectious. These precautions help decrease the risk of exposure, keeping you and your clients safe. Universal precautions involve personal protective equipment, proper hygiene instruction, and respiratory hygiene. Continue reading for more information on each of these.
- Personal Protective Equipment- This equipment is something a provider puts on to protect themselves. This includes gloves, surgical masks, eyewear, or even a gown. The level of personal protection equipment needed depends on the service.
- Hygiene Instruction- Hygienic safety standards are important to use in the beauty industry. This includes properly taking off gloves, washing hands, handling contaminated material, and cleaning tools. All of these contribute to creating a safe atmosphere for the clients.
- Respiratory hygiene- This refers to the way you cough or sneeze around clients or tools that you may be using. It is important to perform respiratory and hand hygiene when performing procedures to ensure the client's comfort and to decrease exposure.
The sterilization of tools is also an important concept that will be explained in the training course. Sterilization differs from disinfection and cleaning in many ways. If used tools are not properly sterilized, microorganisms could remain on the tools and be spread to the next client. Proper sterilization techniques will be taught in the course to ensure tools are properly prepared for the next client.
Overall, the health and safety of aesthetic businesses are important for both you and your client. To ensure your clients and staff are safe, this certification in bloodborne pathogens is highly recommended, possibly even required, so that you can identify what bloodborne pathogens are, what procedures could lead to exposure and proper hygiene and sterilization techniques to use. It is a worthwhile investment for the safety and health of your business.
Aesthetics Accreditation International offers an in-depth bloodborne pathogen certification to learn all of these very important protocols and to comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA). AAI is dedicated to the health and safety of its students and strives in setting a higher standard within the Aesthetics Industry. These courses are all accredited and are valid internationally. Scalpa has paired up with AAI to ensure our students are getting top-quality training and are keeping themselves and their clients safe and healthy.