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Provider Blood/Fluid Exposure

The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009 requires that a medical facility respond to the request of an Emergency Response Employee (ERE) and their Designated Infection Control Officer (DICO), of a potential exposure incident such as a needle-stick injury, other contact with body fluids, or suspicion of exposure to an airborne or aerosolized infectious disease.   

You should first consult with your Designated Officer to confirm exposure.  Based on your Exposure Control Plan, you may need to report for baseline lab work at a designated location, however it is vital to notify the facility where the patient was transported for source lab work per deemed consent.  If a patient is at the University of Virginia, the Designated Officer should request source blood be drawn.  The Emergency Department should PIC #1523 to notify of the exposure. 

Results of bloodwork (both source patient and provider) will be ONLY be given to provider or DICO by either the ED staff, Nursing Supervisor or Prehospital Coordinator.