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Needle Sticks and Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure

If you have had a needle stick or been exposed to bloodborne pathogens, follow these procedures:

During work hours, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., immediately call the Infection Control Nurse, Virginia (Jenny) Copple, at 217-545-8970, pager # 217-492-2446, located in Human Resources at the Calhoun Building, Room 165.

After hours, weekends or holidays call the SIU Answering Service at 545-8000 and have them page the ID physician on call.

The following exposure forms also need to be completed: