MCL employee blood or body
fluid exposures :
In the event of an
exposure to an employee (HCW):
· the exposed HCW has an incident report with documentation of the source patient's name and medical record number.
on the source patient
has been sent for rapid HIV , Hep C antibody and Hep B surface AG.
2. If the exposed HCW is starting PEP, then baseline lab testing is necessary.
Referring the HCW to Employee Health:
· the incident report with documentation of source patient name, MR # and other documentation is placed in the EHS folder on your campus.
· the employee has adequate HIV PEP medication to cover the period before the employee is seen in EHS (account for weekend and holidays).
· Note: HIV infection may go undetected by rapid HIV test if the patient is on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). If you think that the source patient may be taking these drugs, please order an HIV by ELISA in addition to the rapid HIV test.