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MEDICAL EMERGENCY FIRE EVACUATION DISASTER RESPONSE LOSS OF UTILITES HAZARDOUS MATERIAL SPILL INFANT/CHILD ABDUCTION BOMB THREAT SEVERE WEATHER: HIGH WINDS/TORNADO SEVERE WEATHER: SNOW AND ICE WORKPLACE VIOLENCE PERSONAL SAFETY THEFT MISSING ITEMS BLOOD BODY FLUID SPILL BLOOD BODY FLUID EXPOSURE COMMUNICABLE DISEASE EXPOSURE WORK RELATED INJURY OR ILLNESS Placeholder image
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INITIAL RESPONSE

When a blood/body fluid spill occurs:

  • Stop current activity
  • Wash injured areas well with water and soap. If mucus membranes are involved flush with water.
  • Notify Manager and/or Charge Nurse of areas in which exposure occurred
  • Manager and/or Charge Nurse will need to facilitate obtaining blood specimens from source patient
  • Use courier to send patient blood samples and request “Super Stat” US messenger (refer to Blood and Body Fluid Policy for number and account number)
  • Call the main Pathology Laboratory Specimen Processing to notify that rapid HIV is being sent (refer to the Blood and Body Fluid Policy for number)

 

SECONDARY RESPONSE

& FOLLOW UP

  • One hour after source patient blood is sent to Lab, report to Corporate Health or call (312) 926-8282
  • The operator will forward your call to the provider on call after normal business hours.
  • Corporate Health or the provider on call will obtain source patient blood results and evaluate exposure
  • Corporate Health or the provider will give you instructions on care and follow-up required
  • Complete, on day of incident, Employee Incident Report (fax to 312-926-1787)
  • Complete Safety Event Report
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