Every month, a number of staff, physicians, students and medical residents come into contact with patient/resident blood or body fluids (e.g., needle-stick with contaminated needle, blood/body fluid splash to eyes, mouth or broken skin) during the course of their work day. The OH&S Safety and Prevention team has been working for many months to develop a workable procedure to ensure injured/exposed health care workers receive timely and effective follow-up treatment and counseling to alleviate the inevitable anxiety following this type of injury.
After consultation with many leaders, Security personnel, Lab staff, Emergency departments, and Clinic Coordinators, we are finally ready to send you the Blood and Body Fluid Exposure Protocol.
Click here to open the entire package which includes:
- Summary of steps to respond to the injury
- Charge nurse/Security/Emergency department checklist
- Guidelines for obtaining informed consent
- Pathway for BBFE response at Residential/Community sites and MSJ after ED hours
- BBFE Early Notification form
- BBFE brochure (for injured HCW)
- EFAP brochure (for injured HCW)
- Diagnostic Virology & Reference laboratory Requisition form (for Source Patient blood work where SCM is not available)
- BCCDC BBFE Management table 11 Indicators for increased risk of transmission (resource for charge nurse and/or source patient’s physician
- Assessment and Treatment Record (Security First Aid form)
Forms are also available on PHC Connect at Employees – Occupational Health & Safety – Report and Injury or Exposure – Blood and Body Fluid Exposures.
Dailaan Shaffer will be meeting with Nurse Educators and Emergency Department Clinical Nurse Leaders over the next while to help familiarize everyone with the procedure.
If you have questions, or if you would like an in-service, please feel free to contact Dailaan Shaffer