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.