Bloodborne Pathogens

Post Exposure Prophylaxis and Training Resources

National Clinicians’ Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEPline) Hotline

(888) HIV-4911

Exposure to bloodborne pathogens can present serious risks to healthcare providers. Prompt post-exposure treatment for HIV and hepatitis B virus can be effective, but because each exposure case is unique, determining who should receive prophylaxis and which drugs are most appropriate is not always easy.

The National Clinicians’ Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Hotline (PEPline) (888) 448-4911 offers treating clinicians up-to-the-minute advice on managing occupational exposures (i.e., needlesticks, splashes, etc.) to HIV, hepatitis, and other bloodborne pathogens.

PEPline clinicians will respond to your call from 6 to 11 p.m., seven days a week. This service is FREE.

Emergency calls made during evening, weekend, and holiday hours are forwarded to on-call clinicians. Non-emergency calls will be returned during business hours.

Clinicians will help assess the risk of the exposure, discuss the most recent post-exposure prophylaxis protocols, and review specific treatment and follow-up options. Written materials supporting the telephone discussion are sent by mail or fax whenever needed. Protocols are also available on the internet at

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Training Resources for Bloodborne Pathogens

Labor and Industries website—Online Training Tools

  1. Courses, Videos, and Workshops:
  • Online safety courses (download PowerPoint presentations)
  • Online video catalog/library– 44 different videos available
  • Employee training kits
  • Workshops
  1. Required Workplace Training and Plan Requirements
  2. Safety forms, publications, etc.

American Red Cross 3-hour training course

Bloodborne Pathogens Training: Preventing Disease Transmission