# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Medical Assistant I Task 790479168

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Identify safety techniques used for handling and disposing of infectious and/or hazardous materials during emergency situations.


Identification should include
  • developing and implementing an exposure control plan, including employee training, for a healthcare facility
  • describing workplace practices (e.g., use of waste receptacles, sharps containers, and needleless devices) and the importance of each practice
  • identifying safety signs, symbols, and labels.

Process/Skill Questions

  • Why are there different categories for handling medical waste?
  • How do OSHA blood-borne pathogens standards benefit healthcare workers?
  • How do they benefit patients?
  • What are the consequences of not following OSHA guidelines?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts including employment documents and technical writing.
  1. Apply information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts.
  2. Read and correctly interpret an application for employment, workplace documents, or an application for college admission.
  3. Analyze technical writing for clarity.
  4. Paraphrase and synthesize ideas within and between texts.
  5. Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support.
  6. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  7. Analyze false premises, claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
  8. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, sarcasm, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  9. Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions about the text(s).



The student will investigate and understand that experiments in which variables are measured, analyzed, and evaluated produce observations and verifiable data. Key concepts include
  1. designated laboratory techniques;
  2. safe use of chemicals and equipment;
  3. proper response to emergency situations;
  4. manipulation of multiple variables, using repeated trials;
  5. accurate recording, organization, and analysis of data through repeated trials;
  6. mathematical and procedural error analysis;
  7. mathematical manipulations including SI units, scientific notation, linear equations, graphing, ratio and proportion, significant digits, and dimensional analysis;
  8. use of appropriate technology including computers, graphing calculators, and probeware for gathering data, communicating results, and using simulations to model concepts;
  9. construction and defense of a scientific viewpoint; and
  10. the use of current applications to reinforce chemistry concepts.

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