Post Exposure Management Procedure
In the event of a needle-stick/instrument puncture injury involving exposure to body fluids, the following will be done:
- Immediately cease procedure, rinse gloved hands, remove gloves and wash area with soap and water.
- Complete a NSL Report of Exposure to Blood/Body Fluids. This report will be kept in the academic file/personnel file of the student/faculty member. Campus Police should be called immediately to file an Accidental Injury Report.
- Inform the involved persons that the VWCC Policy is to request that they be tested as directed by their healthcare providers; explain that this request is routine under the circumstances and for the protection of all persons involved. Testing is voluntary and individuals have the right to refuse testing. A designated report will be completed.