Diseases that cause microorganisms that are transmitted from one person to another through contaminated human blood known as bloodborne pathogens. The most common bloodborne pathogens are hepatitis B and C and HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). If you do not have a medical background, you may not understand the dangers of exposure to these pathogens. Contamination can cause illness and sometimes even death.
Therefore, it is good always be prepared if you are ever in a situation that causes you to be exposed to bloodborne pathogens. There are several non-medical professionals where employees are strictly required to undergo a specialized bloodborne pathogens training. In fact, there is also a specific bloodborne pathogens certification for tattoo artist at
• First of all you need to protect yourself from any blood and body fluids potentially infected. If you happen to meet someone in the street had a heart attack and decided to perform CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), you should wear gloves and masks. If you do not have access to either, weigh your options and make your decision. As the saying goes, prevention is better than cure.
• Second, if you are ever exposed to blood or body fluids of a person, waste no time. You need to act quickly. You never know whose blood is infected and who is not. Wash the area with hot water with soap. Let it lather up for a few minutes before you wash it. If your eyes have been infected, use clean water to flush your eyes. Do this for five minutes at least.