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Management of Blood and Body Fluid Exposures for Students


Injury/Exposure during regular business hours, Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM, call: DOWNTOWN STUDENT HEALTH CENTER
504-988-6929


ALL other times (holidays, weekends or evenings) call:
 504-419-1391

In case of EXPOSURE TO BLOOD OR BODY FLUIDS:

1.  Wash Affected Area:

·      Eye or mucous membrane exposure: Flush the exposed area with water for 5 minutes.

·      Skin exposure/Injuries with “sharps”: Wash the area for 5 minutes with water and antimicrobial soap, Hibiclens or Betadine.

2.  Print “Blood Borne Pathogen Exposure Packet”

Go to link below and print all the forms included in this packet:

·      Student Checklist

·      Supervisor/Faculty Checklist

·      Provider Checklist

·      Occupational Exposure to Blood Borne Pathogen Treatment and follow-up Algorithm

 

--LINK HERE--



Note: In the event you are unable to print this packet, please follow detailed instructions below and notify the Downtown Student Health Center (504) 988-6929

 

3.  ALWAYS  Notify the Downtown Student Health Center   (504) 988-6929.   Office hours (Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM)

4.  Call: 504-419-1391 after hours, on weekends or holidays.

 

Were you are unable to print the Blood Borne Pathogen Exposure Instruction Packet?  .... In that case, follow these instructions:

If the exposure took place at Tulane Medical Center or Tulane-Lakeside     during working hours:  (Monday-Friday 8:00 AM -5:00 PM)

  • Report exposure immediately to your supervisor and/or head nurse at hospital or clinic. He/she will assist you with obtaining the source patient’s consent and lab work.
  • Call the Downtown SHC 504-988-6929 immediately to arrange for follow up and lab work. (Ideally have your lab work done at the Student Health Center to avoid billing issues)
  • Your vaccination record will be reviewed and vaccination boosters will be offered if applicable.

If the exposure took place at Tulane Medical Center or Tulane-Lakeside        after hours, on weekends or holidays:

  • Report exposure immediately to your supervisor and/or head nurse at hospital or clinic. He/she will assist you with obtaining source consent and lab work.

·      Report to emergency department—to have your labs drawn (Ideally within 2 hours of exposure).

  • On the following business day -- call the Downtown Student Health Center’s nurse at: (504)988-6929, for a follow-up appointment and proper documentation protocols.
  • For additional questions/instructions call: 504-419-1391, anytime day or night.

If the exposure took place at a location outside of Tulane Medical Center/ Tulane-Lakeside, and/or any location within the United States of America.

·      Report exposure immediately to your supervisor and/or head nurse at hospital or clinic. He/she will assist you with obtaining the source patient’s consent and lab work.   

·          Follow their specific policy(some centers do require that you notify Employee Health Department and/or Infectious Disease.

·      You will need to get your blood drawn right away. (Ideally within 2 hours of exposure). This is usually done through the ER at the facility where you are working.

·       On the following business day -- call the Downtown Student Health Center’s nurse at:    (504)988-6929, for a follow-up appointment and proper documentation protocols.

Self Care Guide

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