WHAT TO DO FOR AN EXPOSURE
TO BLOOD/BODY FLUIDS...

 

An exposure is a needlestick, cut, puncture wound, mucous membrane splash or a cutaneous exposure (especially if the skin is broken).

  1. Wash exposed site immediately. 

  • For needlestick, cut, puncture wound or cutaneous exposure, wash with soap and water.

  • For mucous membrane splash (eyes, nose, mouth), flush with water only for fiifteen  minutes.

  1. IMMEDIATELY Contact SIU Infection Control by phone (217/545-8970).

  • If exposure occurs after 4:30 p.m., or on a weekend or holiday, contact the SIU Infectious Disease physician on call (217/545-8000); contact the Infection Control (IC) Nurse the next working day.

  • If exposure occurs at a satellite or preceptor site, follow the site's procedures for exposure; contact the IC Nurse as soon as possible.

  1. Complete a Report of Exposure form  (Obtain from Infection Control Nurse.)

  • Describe incident in detail, including route of exposure, description of the student's duties as they relate to the exposure, and type of device used during exposure.

  • Include information about the source patient, if known (name, medical record number, date of birth, and physician name).

 

Pager Numbers:

 

Jenny Copple, RN

492-2446

Nancy Khardori, MD

 492-7918

Janak Koirala, MD

492-7920

   

SIU SECURITY:

 545-7777

   

 

   

3/19/08