This information is for MSU health professions students who may have incurred an exposure. Need Medical Help and Information? Call the 24-hour Hotline 1-877-STUCK50 or 1-877-788-2550

If You've Been Exposed

Immediately wash off or flush out exposure site for 15 minutes.

These procedures should be followed in the event of an exposure.


First Aid

• Needlesticks and broken skin should be washed with soap and water.

• Splashes to the nose, mouth, or skin should be flushed with water.

• Eyes should be irrigated with clean water, saline, or sterile irrigants.


Reporting

Report the exposure to your clinical supervisor immediately after completing first aid.

Report as soon as possible, preferably within 1 hour.


Post-Exposure Evaluation

Follow the direction of your clinical supervisor regarding follow-up care at your current location. If your clinical supervisor is not available, call the 24-hour hotline number which is 1-877-STUCK50 or 1-877-788-2550.


If you have questions regarding your post-exposure care-

HIV, Hepatitis B, Monkey B and Rabies are pathogens that require evaluation within 2 hours.

HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C Exposure treatment guidelines from the National HIV/AIDS Consultation Center (both phone consult and written guidelines) available at: http://www.nccc.ucsf.edu/hiv_clinical_resources/pepline_guidances_for_occupational_exposures/

Rabies treatment guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention available at: http://www.cdc.gov/rabies/medical_care/index.html

For Monkey B exposures, go to the nearest designated care facility which would be either:

1. On campus-Primary Care at MSU Student Health Center (formerly known as Olin Health Center), or

2. In the Lansing area-E.W. Sparrow Hospital, Emergency Department.

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