Note: These training videos are the same videos you will experience when you take the full Basic Infection Control program. Your progress in watching these videos WILL NOT be tracked. You may begin the Basic Infection Control training at any time to start officially tracking your progress toward certification.
The risk of infection from Blood Bourne viruses while carrying out your duties as a First Aider is small. There have been no recorded cases of HIV or HBV being passed on during mouth to mouth resuscitation.
The following precautions should be taken to reduce the risk of infection:
It is not normally necessary for first aiders in the workplace to be immunised against HBV unless the risk assessment indicates it is appropriate. As a first aider, it is important to remember that you should not withhold treatment for fear of being infected with a Blood Bourne virus as taking the standard precautions will protect you.