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Emergency Needlestick/BBP Info

AFTER A NEEDLESTICK OR BODY FLUID EXPOSURE

IF indicated, HIV prophylaxis needs to be started within 2 hours.

  • Cleanse wound with soap and water and irrigate area with saline.  For eyes, irrigate with water, saline, or sterile irrigants.
  • Arrange for source patient blood tests to be ordered by the provider responsible for the source patient's care (see below)
  • Receive care from your medical provider or the nearest Emergency Department that accepts your insurance.
UC MEDICAL AND HEALTH PROFESSION STUDENTS
  •  please follow instructions provided  (left hand side navigation): MEDICAL & HEALTH PROFESSION STUDENT- NEEDLESTICK OR BODY FLUID EXPOSURE
UC EMPLOYEES
  • please follow instructions provided (left hand side navigation): UC EMPLOYEE- NEEDLESTICK OR BODY FLUID EXPOSURE