Harbor:Occupational exposure

Harbor Management

  • Exposure during weekdays (non-holidays), from 7:00a-3:30p:
    • Send employee directly to Employee Health office for evaluation
      • Except if employee has sustained injury that warrants ED evaluation (i.e. laceration)
    • Goal time from exposure to Employee Health office < 15 minutes
    • Have provider for source patient call Employee Health at x2360
      • Gives NP in Employee Health a contact in case of labs need to be drawn on source patient
    • Do not draw any labs on source patient, unless asked to do so by the NP in Employee Health
  • Exposure during all other times:
    • Employee with potential blood-borne pathogen exposure should be evaluated in ED
    • Create and use "Occupational Exposure" dot-phrases to guide evaluation, assess risk, need for testing, and indications for obtaining ID/HIV consult
    • If exposure warrants rapid HIV test on the source patient, then must give source patient opportunity to opt out of HIV test

See Also




Ross Donaldson