Healthcare Professional Student Information for Exposure to Tuberculosis, Bloodborne 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.
- Complete the Healthcare Professional Students Exposure Report.
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://nccc.ucsf.edu/clinician-consultation/pep-post-exposure-prophylaxis/
- 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: