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

FORMALDEHYDE FACT SHEET FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS

The attached Formaldehyde Fact Sheet shows the type of Embalming fluid currently used in Cell Biology.  FORMALDEHYDE FACTS