Contacts For Exposures At St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital
|Person to Call||Contact Number|
|First Contact: Day||St. Luke's Employee Health Clinic||832-355-2112|
|First Contact: After Hours||St. Luke's Emergency Room||832-355-2121|
|Arrange Source Patient Blood Draw: Day||St. Luke's Employee Health Clinic||832-355-2112|
|Arrange Source Patient Blood Draw: After Hours||St. Luke's Emergency Room||832-355-2121|
|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 St. Luke's.
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.