HPS 100: Safety Issues for Clinical Practice

Credits 1
Theory Credit

This course focuses on microbial and physical safety for clinical practice. Emphasis is placed on guidelines established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Alabama State Department of Public Health; topics include prevention of transmission of blood-borne and airborne pathogens as well as prevention of injuries during clinical practice. Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to participate in the clinical setting implementing measures which will prevent injuries and using appropriate universal precautions.


ENG 101, SPH 107, PSY 200, MTH 100 or MTH 112 or MTH 116 (FOR NUR STUDENTS ONLY) or Permission of instructor.


BIO 201, PSY 210, NUR 110, NUR 131, NUR 241 (FOR NUR STUDENTS ONLY).