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