As a healthcare worker you are at risk of being exposed to and/or contracting many infectious diseases. What part of your chosen occupation puts you more at risk than other occupations? Discuss the most common blood-borne infection in the United States and how it is contracted. What is the immunization schedule to protect from this for the series of injections? How can you, as a healthcare provider, reduce your risk for hepatitis A and hepatitis C? Describe how to protect yourself, including any preventative measures.