Healthcare Professional Student Information for Exposure to Tuberculosis, Blood Bourne Pathogens & Zoonotic Diseases
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.
• 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.
Report the exposure to your clinical supervisor immediately after completing first aid.
Report as soon as possible, preferably within 1 hour.
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.