Asked by: Sehrish Ronquilhoasked in category: General Last Updated: 3rd January, 2020
What should you do if you have an accident with a sharp and you are exposed to blood or body fluids?
People also ask, what is the procedure for the management of a person exposed to blood and body fluids?
If any person has contact with blood or body fluids, the following procedures should be observed: remove contaminated clothing.
Post Exposure Prophylaxis
- prevent the development of infection.
- make the infection less severe.
- reduce the risk of the infection being passed on to other people.
what is the first thing you should do if you have an exposure?
- Wash needlesticks and cuts with soap and water.
- Flush splashes to nose, mouth, or skin with water.
- Irrigate eyes with clean water, saline, or sterile wash.
- Report all exposures promptly to ensure that you receive appropriate followup care.
Moreover, what should you do if you are exposed to blood at work?
Wash exposed skin, cuts, and needlestick injuries thoroughly with soap and water. If you have been splashed by potentially infectious fluids around the eyes, nose or mouth, flush the area with water. Immediately report the incident to emergency medical services.
What happens if someone's blood gets in your mouth?
The risk of an infection being passed on from someone else's blood is lower if the blood only comes into contact with your eyes, mouth, nose, or skin that's already broken. For example, if someone spits in your face, they may have blood in their saliva and it may get in your eyes, mouth or nose.