Human Blood and Bodily Fluids

Individuals exposed to the blood or body fluid of a patient should follow the guidelines below.

1.  Immediately following an exposure to blood:

  •      Wash needlesticks and cuts with soap and water
  •       Flush splashes to the nose, mouth or skin with water
  •       Irrigate eyes with clean water or saline

2.   Keep the source or patient available for HIV, Hepatitis B antigen and Hepatitis C ab testing.

3.   Contact Occupational Health Services at (314) 362-3528. After hours, call (314) 871-2966 and listen carefully for instructions.

All exposures to human blood and body fluids are to be reported immediately to the Health Service, which maintains a 24-hour reporting system.