Exposures

The procedures and forms will be different for each department.  Below is the set of documents that need to be filled out for each respective department. 

Exposure: Defined as a needle stick or cut with a sharp object, or contact of mucous membrane or non-intact skin with blood, tissue, or other bodily fluids that are potentially infectious (per The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, http://text.apic.org/toc/infection-prevention-for-occupational-health/occupational-exposure-to-bloodborne-pathogens).

Types

  • Blood Borne - General information about exposures to blood for healthcare workers.

  • Airborne - General information about airbone diseases.

  • Contact - General information about contact diseases.

  • Other - Other type of exposures, including ticks and bedbugs.

 

Possible Exposures:

  1. Chickenpox
  2. Shingles
  3. Hepatitis A, B, C
  4. HIV
  5. Shingles
  6. Meningitis
  7. Scabies
  8. Bedbugs
  9. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
  10. Ticks
  11. Tuberculosis
  12. Mumps Measles Rubella