Contacts For Exposures At The Methodist Hospital
|Person to Call||Contact Number|
|First Contact: Day||Infection Control||713-441-4324|
|First Contact: After Hours||Infection Control||713-404-7106|
|OHP Contact: Day||OHP||713-798-7880|
|OHP Contact: After Hours||OHP||713-428-6496|
|Arrange Source Patient Blood Draw: Day||Infection Control||713-441-4324|
|Arrange Source Patient Blood Draw: After Hours||Infection Control||713-404-7106|
|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.
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. You can use povidone iodine (if not allergic to it). With mucous membrane exposure, rinse with large amounts of water.