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Health and Safety Requirements by Year

Needle Stick Procedures by Campus

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 affected area. If you are splashed in the eye, rinse eye with water. If you are stuck with a sharp, clean site with soap and water.
  2. Report exposure to clinical instructor/supervisor to document incident.
  3. Obtain source patient information (patient name, medical record number and patient location)
  4. Let Gaye Colvin know (828-771-3434 ofc; 828-713-6437).

Contacts for Exposures or sticks while at Mission Hospital during inpatient experiences in Asheville:

  • 7:30-4pm, Monday – Friday (828-213-9600) Mission WorkWell, 1 Hospital Drive
  • After Hours and Weekends, Mission ED

Contacts for Exposures or sticks at MAHEC FM and OB Clinic Sites (recommended below, but you can go to your preference; subject to requirements and charges of your insurance policy):

  • 8am-8pm, (828-210-2835), FastMed, 160 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC 28803 (this location is across from MAHEC/Double Tree hotel, next to Brueggers Bagels, just past Arby’s)
  • After Hours and Weekends: 8am-4pm Saturdays & Sundays, (828-210-2835), FastMed, 160 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC 28803

Needle Stick Flowchart for CMC – Non Employee


Call 24/7 Injury Hotline
704-355-SAFE (7233)
Have the Patient’s blood tested stat!
Start post-exposure prophylaxis with 2 hrs.

Call 24/7 Injury Hotline
704-355-SAFE (7233)

  1. Notify your clinical instructor (resident, nurse, PA, attending, etc.) who will obtain source patient information (name, dob, med record #)
  2. Clinical Instructor will help coordinate source patient testing.
  3. Source patient musthave blood drawn for testing – No exceptions.
  4. Employee must complete ROII form online for student.
  5. Student will need to go to Teammate Health for Baseline Testing. Call 704-355-2106 to schedule appointment by the end of shift. After office hours or on holidays: Leave a voice mail message and give student’s name, source history number, and a phone number where the student can be reached.
  1. Remove contaminates gloves and if possible, allow the wound to bleed freely for a minutes
  2. Wash the wound with soap and water for 5 minutes and apply sterile gauze or a bandage, if necessary
  3. Decontaminate, remove protective clothing and proceed to Employee Health at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. If unavailable, call the nursing supervisor at 910-667-2618 or if immediate medical attention is needed, go straight to the Emergency Department.