BLOOD BORNE PATHOGEN EXPOSURE/NEEDLESTICK/INJURY
For students who experience an exposure to blood, visibly bloody fluid, body fluid, e.g. cerebrospinal, synovial, peritoneal, pleural, amniotic, semen, secretions from a needlestick/cut or splash to eyes, mouth, nose or open cut, animal bite/lab injury.
What to Do:
1. Gently bleed, wash, flush affected area with soap and water.
2. Page the BUGS beeper 77- BUGS ( 2847)
3. Notify your supervisor/supervising resident (if there is one) and Clerkship director.
4. Obtain Evaluation - Don’t Delay! It is important to be evaluated within 2 hours of exposure. You may have to begin immediate treatment.
Employee Health University Campus (774)-441-6263 Hours M-F 7:00am - 4:00pm
Employee Health Memorial Campus (508) 334-6238 Hours M-F 8:00am – 4:00pm
Employee Health 210 Lincoln Street (508) 793-6400 Hours M-F 8:00am - 4:00pm
If after hours, go to the Emergency Department.
DO NOT go to Student Health for any immediate attention for a needlestick/body fluid exposure.
5. Fill out incident report (available in each department) and bring to Student Health.
6. All students with exposures will go to Student Health for Follow-up after initial visit in the ER or with Employee Health.
At all other sites (rotations/clinicals), students should follow the protocol at that site for initial treatment and follow-up will be provided through Student Health.
POST EXPOSURE FOLLOW-UP FOR PROVIDERS:
Body Fluid Exposure Procedure: BODY FLUID EXPOSURE
PEP Algorithm: PEP ALGORITHM
Post Exposure Follow Up Calendar: POST EXPOSURE F/U CALENDAR
CDC Recommendations for the identification and management of Hep B infected Health care providers and students Hep B Management