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    Infectious Disease Control Unit
    Mail Code: 1960
    PO BOX 149347 - Austin, TX 78714-9347
    1100 West 49th Street, Suite T801
    Austin, TX 78714

    Phone: 512 776 7676
    Fax: (512) 776-7616


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Blood & Body Fluid Exposure Management

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Workers Please Note

If you experienced a needlestick or sharps injury or are exposed to the blood or other body fluid of a patient during the course of your work, immediately follow these steps:

  • Wash needlesticks and cuts with soap and water
  • Flush splashes to the nose, mouth, or skin with water
  • Irrigate eyes with clean water, saline, or sterile irrigants
  • Report the incident to your supervisor
  • Immediately seek medical treatment

Medical Providers Please Note

If you have questions about appropriate medical treatment for occupational exposures, 24 hour assistance is available from the Clinicians' Post Exposure Prophylaxis Hotline (PEPline) at
1-888-448-4911.
http://www.nccc.ucsf.edu/

Posted 1/29/2014

Recommendations

Updated U.S. Public Health Service guidelines for the management of occupational exposures to HIV and recommendations for postexposure prophylaxis.  (PDF - 372.54 KB)


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Last updated January 29, 2014