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Occupational Health

Houston, Texas

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Needlestick VAMC

Contacts For Exposures At Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Person to Call Contact Number
First Contact: Day VA Emergency Room 713-794-7440
First Contact: After Hours VA Emergency Room 713-794-7440
Arrange Source Patient Blood Draw: Day VA Emergency Room 713-794-7440
Arrange Source Patient Blood Draw: After Hours VA Emergency Room 713-794-7440
Arrange Employee /Student Blood Draw OHP 713-798-7880
Counseling and Follow Up OHP 713-798-7880

General Instructions For Needlestick and Human Blood / Secretion Exposure

Contact VA Employee Health, 4B 231, to get source patient test results. 713-794-7440

A Baylor incident report needs to be filled out for exposures occurring at any institution.

Exposure to blood through needlesticks is an all too frequent occurrence. With each exposure you risk contracting hepatitis or HIV/AIDS. The best protection against blood borne exposure is being careful. If you are exposed from a needlestick, wash the area with soap and water and use povidone iodine (if not allergic to it). With mucous membrane exposure, rinse with large amounts of water.

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