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Occupational Health

Houston, Texas

Anatomy instruction at Baylor College of Medicine
Occupational Health Program
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Needlestick TMH

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.

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