Dispatch Pro Lesson Summaries
2021 Lesson 16: Bloodborne Pathogens
This one-hour lesson helps prepare 9-1-1 dispatchers to handle calls involving bloodborne pathogens. It addresses:
The need to advise public safety personnel immediately if a caller divulges the presence of – or exposure to – a bloodborne pathogen.
Following agency guidelines regarding the method by which the information is relayed to the responders (CAD, MDC, radio, phone, etc.).
The bloodborne pathogens of greatest concern to law enforcement officers.
Identifying situations where law enforcement officers may face exposure to bloodborne pathogens.