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Policy

Blood/Body Fluid Exposure

Categories: Blood exposure body exposure policy UGME

See RHD Policy & Procedure 1.5.3.02 for details

EXPOSURE

Do your own first aid first (immediately wash or flush exposure site)

Report to manager/supervisor/ charge nurse

Employee: Report to occupational HEalth Nurse (OHN) (Leave message if not available)

  • Report to EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT within TWO HOURS of exposure

Charge Nurse (on unit): Locate "Red Folder" - Quick reference package forms

Complete:

    • Source Risk Assessment (appendix A)
    • Consent for source serology (appendix B)
    • Physicians standing order sheet (appendix D)

Ensure emergency physician has results of source risk assessment
For WRC ONLY: Please refer to RN/RPN/RCC checklist on unit

Packages of appendices and reqs are in the "red folder" and more are available from Chemistry Dept 4490

Initiate incident report and forward to OHN