Needlestick Policy

Needle Stick/Blood Borne Pathogen Exposure

 

Blood and body fluids can be infected with Hepatitis or HIV. If you are exposed due to a needle stick or mucous membrane splash or splatter during the course of your clinical rotation, follow the steps below:

  1. Immediately clean the affected area. If you are splashed in the eye, rinse your eye out with water. If you are stuck with a sharp, clean the site with soap and water.
  2. Report the exposure to your clinical instructor/supervisor to document the incident.
  3. Obtain source patient information (patient name, medical record number and patient location)
  4. Contact Campus Health Services. See chart below.

 

Contacts for Exposures at Campus Health Services During Academic Year:

Hours

Day

Contact Number

8a-5p

Monday – Friday

966-6551

5p-8p

Monday – Friday

966-6573

After Hours and
Weekends

 

966-2281 and have the HealthLink nurse
page the on-call CHS physician

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contacts for Exposures at Campus Health Services During Summer Sessions:

Hours

Day

Contact Number

8a-5p

Monday – Friday

966-6551

After Hours and
Weekends

 

966-2281 and have the HealthLink nurse
page the on-call CHS physician

 

 

 

Last Updated ( February 14, 2008 )

If you cannot get to Campus Health, the cost of treatment will be subject to the requirements of your health insurance policy.