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Occupational Health

Houston, Texas

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Needlestick TCH

Contacts For Exposures At Texas Children's Hospital

Person to Call Contact Number
First Contact: Day OHP 713-798-7880
First Contact: After Hours TCH Employee Health on call 832-824-2099
Arrange Source Patient Blood Draw: Day TCH Employee Health 832-824-2150
Arrange Source Patient Blood Draw: After Hours TCH Employee Health on call 832-824-2099
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

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

An online non-employee incident report needs to be completed for exposures at TCH.

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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