Department of Medicine

CHI St. Lukes


Exposures at CHI St. Luke's


If exposed, immediately wash the area. For eye or mucus membrane exposures, use waters. For others, use a soap to wash wound.

Notify the unit nurse to help arrange for source testing and reporting. Otherwise, report exposure to the emergency room.

CHI St. Luke's uses the IRIS reporter for documenting incidents. This is found on a CHI St. Luke's computer that has a link to occupational/employee health.

During business hours, source blood is taken to St. Luke's Employee Health. Their contact number is 832-355-6040. After hours, contact the house supervisor. Source blood is taken to the emergency room

In addition, contact Baylor OHP at 713-798-7880. If you let the answering service know the call relates to a new needlestick or bloodborne pathogen exposure, they can page the on-call. Please be sure to be at a number where you can be reached if the on-call is being contacted.

Baylor OHP will review the exposure, and along with you, will determine if PEP medication is required as well as determine a follow up plan.

Baylor OHP can do your baseline testing the next business day and arrange required follow up testing.