Emergency Needlestick/Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure for Employees of the University of Cincinnati
AFTER NEEDLESTICK OR BODY FLUID EXPOSUREIF indicated, HIV prophylaxis should to be started within TWO 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
Baseline SOURCE Tests are to include:
Hepatitis B surface Ag
Hepatitis B core IGM
Hepatitis C Ab
- Receive care from your medical provider or the nearest emergency department that accepts your insurance.
Reporting InstructionsPlease report your incident according to the schedule below:
- Monday - Friday
University Health Services (UHS), from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., by calling 513-584-4457 or visiting the UHS Holmes Location (Medical Campus). It is best to call first to ensure the office is open.
- Nights, Weekends, and University Holidays/Closures
University of Cincinnati Medical Center or your nearest emergency department. If you need advice call 513-584-STIX. Follow up with University Health Services the next workday at 513-584-STIX or 513-584-4457
- If away from Cincinnati.
Go to any hospital emergency room where you can get immediate care. If you need advice, call UHS (513-584-4457) or the University of Cincinnati Medical Center operator (513-584-7777 or 513-584-PAGE) and page the UHS provider on call. Report your exposure to UHS at 513-584-STIX or 513-584-4457.