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Glossary Terms for Policy 890.600

Bloodborne Pathogen
A pathogenic microorganism that is present in human blood and can cause disease in humans, including hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), as well as any other pathogen specified by the board in rule.
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Body Fluids
Fluids the body makes (e.g., semen, blood, and vaginal secretions). Body fluids also include breast milk, saliva, and gingival (relating to the gums fluids), urine, feces, and vomitus.
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Health Care Provider
A person who is licensed, certified, registered, or otherwise authorized by the law of this state to provide health care in the ordinary course of business or practice of a profession.
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
The virus that causes the destructive effect on the "T"-Lymphocytes of the body's cellular immune system.
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Occupational Exposure
When any individual is exposed to blood, body fluids, and/or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) at the worksite and/or during workplace practices that does not constitute a substantial exposure (i.e., blood splatter on clothing, OPIM contamination of personal protective equipment, stepping in body fluid).
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Other Potentially Infectious Materials (OPIM)
Any body fluid that is visibly contaminated with blood; all body fluids in situations where it is difficult or impossible to differentiate between body fluids (e.g., urine and/or fecal material); and any tissue, organ, or body part, alive or dead.
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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Devices for eyes, face, head, and extremities, protective clothing, respiratory devices and protective shields and barriers used wherever it is necessary, by reason of hazard of processes or environment, chemical hazards, or mechanical irritants encountered in a manner capable of causing injury or impairment in the function of any part of the body through absorption, inhalation, or physical contact.
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Titre Test
A blood test to determine the amount of specific antibody in an antiserum or strength of a serum.
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