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Blood-Borne Pathogen Exposure Protocol

TREATMENT OF EXPOSURE

 Open wounds: Wash with soap and sater for 5 minutes, use saline irrigation if available

 Mucous membrane (eyes, nose and mouth): Flush extensively with water for 5-10 minutes

REPORT THE EXPOSURE

Employee Health Services (EHS) at 792-2991

If after hours, call 792-2123 to page the HSC (Hospital Service Coordinator).

Inform EHS/HSC if source is positive for HIV or other pathogens

EHS will fax a Source Patient Lab Requisition form

                       

LABORATORY TESTING

Have blood drawn either at EHS or Rutledge Tower

Draw 2 small or 1 lg SST tube and 1 small lavender tube (no microtainer tubes)                                               

Label with pt stamp plate

Place in specimen bag with requisition

TRANSPORT

Specimen to Children’s Hospital Room 319 Specimen Receiving (792-0707).

GO

To EHS (57 Bee Street)

Bring patient information (Name, MRN, pertinent medical history) & completed ACORD form

EHS will

Assess, follow-up on lab results, and counsel employee

NEEDLESTICK HOTLINE 792-4422         effective 11/03/03      

    

 
 
 

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