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Housekeeping Basics

Course Syllabus

This course provides caregivers with a comprehensive definition of biomedical waste, a review of standard precautions, tips for safe handling of sharps and biohazardous spills, and how to deal with biomedical waste in a client's home.


Identify and describe items that are considered biomedical waste.
Discuss the proper way to handle and dispose of used sharps in facilities and homes.
Demonstrate how to seal, transport, and store full sharps containers and biohazard bags.
Perform safe containment and clean-up of small spills of potentially infectious blood or other body fluids.
Use standard precautions whenever handling biomedical waste.

Audio: No
Course Length: 1 hour(s)
Audience: Home Health Aide; Hospice Aide; Nurse Assistant - CNA; Personal Care Aide
CE Credit: 1 hour(s)
CE Approval Statement: In the Know is an approved provider of online CNA continuing education in 49 states. (Exception: The state of Delaware provides free continuing education to all Delaware CNAs.)
Disclosures: The authors, planners and reviewers of this educational activity declare no conflicts of interest with this activity. There are no commercial interests or sponsorships related to this educational activity.

Course Additional Information

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    Course Code: ITK1040001

    Available in PDF: Yes

    State Code: FL BON CE Provider#: 50-16953, Topic Approval Code: 20-511083; CDPH Approval: NAC# 7036; WA DSHS CE Code: CO1627761