Students planning to enter the Medical Assistant program are advised that as a health care provider they are at risk for exposure to blood borne pathogens. Tasks and procedures performed by the health care professional involve risks classified by the Center for Disease Control in the following way:
- Category I – Direct contact with blood or other bodily fluids to which universal precautions apply.
- Category II – Activities performed without blood exposure but exposure may occur in emergencies.
- Category III – Task/activity does not entail predictable or unpredictable exposure to blood.