Blood-Borne Pathogens

Lesson Plan:  Blood-Borne Pathogens

National Family & Consumer Sciences Standards:

4.0:   Education & Early Childhood

4.4.2:  Apply safe and healthy practices that comply with state regulations.

4.4.6:  Implement basic health practices and prevention procedures for workers and children regarding childhood illness and communicable diseases.

Common Core State Standards:

RST.9-10.3 :  Follow precisely a multi-step procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks, attending to special cases or exceptions defined in the text.


Students in the field-site must understand precautions to protect themselves from blood-borne pathogens.

Behavioral Objective:

The student will understand and demonstrate proper safety procedures tp prevent the spread of blood-borne pathogens.

Time:  1 – 50 minute class period

Materials Needed:

YouTube Videos:

Anticipatory Set:

Explain to students that they will be learning how to prevent contracting blood-borne pathogens when working at their field site.

Instructional Content:

  1. Show and discuss Blood-borne Pathogen PowerPoint. Have students take notes as you discuss each of the slides. Practice safely taking off gloves (Disposable Gloves:  Putting on and Taking Off) during the PowerPoint and at the appropriate time. Play Bloodborne Pathogen:  The Music Video at the end and discuss appropriate safety measures.

  1. Students take the written quiz: Blood-Borne Pathogens Safety Quiz. The quiz also available to take online at Blood-Borne Pathogens Safety ONLINE Quiz.  Teachers may access the quiz and student answers here. You may also chose to quiz using Socrative Quiz SOC-1961620

  1. Students who were absent can access the YouTube videos, Powerpoints and online quiz.

Flipped Instruction/Independent Study Option:

Students may learn all of the lesson content online at The teacher may give the student the course code: VXMQNH9P  to enter they have logged onto the site. Then under “Washington State Safety Project” they can click on the “Blood-Borne Pathogens” link,then on each page to to learn the information presented and to take the associated quiz.  

Teachers wishing to have their own class site on will have instant access to all of their student progress.  For a free class site, please contact the webmaster at:


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