A POWER POINT PRESENTATIONBYDR.SANGEETA CHOWDHRY&DR.SUNIL SHARMADEPARTMENT OF FORENSIC MEDICINE&TOXICOLOGYGOVT. MEDICAL COLLEGEJAMMU (JAMMU AND KASHMIR)
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SUSPICION OF HIVHIV should be suspected if thebody is ofA male homosexualAn intravenous drug abuserA haemophiliac who has receivedrepeated blood transfusionsA female prostituteA victim of sex abuse
PRECAUTIONS FOR STAFFAll staff working in close associationof HIV patients should be:-Vaccinated against Hepatitis-BRe-vaccinated at intervals when thebody titres falls below protective levelAvoid direct contact with of skin andmucous membranes with body fluidsand tissuesHands should be washed after eachactivity with soap and water even ifgloves are worn
SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS ARE MANDATORYAt the scene of crimeIn the autopsy roomIn the laboratoryIn the courtGeneral precautions
Disposable shoe protection by person at thescene of crimeFoods or smoking should not be allowed atthe scene of crimeBlood-contaminated clothing or any othermaterial should be handled carefully. Dried-blood or wet blood material that is not to usedas evidence should be decontaminated andproperly disposed off by incineration.Non-disposable material used during theinvestigation and collection of the evidenceshould be decontaminated by usualhypochlorite solutionAT THE SCENE OF CRIME
IN THE AUTOPSY ROOMAdmission:-no unauthorised person should beallowed in the autopsy and body preparation roomClothing:-all protective gears, (to completelycover the body) like wearing doublegloves, gowns, water-proofapron, caps, masks, goggles if eye glasses are notworn, and shoe coverInstruments:- minimum instruments should bekept. To start with; scalpel, scissors, knife andartery forceps should be used. The instrumentsshould be slightly blunt unless required to avoidany injury to the working handcont....................
Disposal requirement:-all material/protective gearsused during the autopsy must be disinfected, sterilisedor incinerated as applicableHandling specimens for laboratory purposes:-at alltimes during autopsy; gloves should be worn by all thepersons working with these suspected cases.Clean –up procedure:- all splatters and spills of bloodand other body fluid should be wiped with disposabletissues or towels which can be discarded in bio-hazardbags and properly disposed off and the area be cleanedwith disinfectant.cont.................IN THE AUTOPSY ROOM
IN THE AUTOPSY ROOMDisinfection:- a solution of 1:10 dilution of household bleachor freshly prepared solution of sodium hypochlorite(equivalent to5000ppm) should be usedAccidental injury or prophylaxis:- in case of any mishapresulting in injury; matter should be reported to theconcerned authorities after proper disinfection of the wound.Blood sample should be taken from the site of exposure ofwound and from the injured person for immediate testing ofHIV and Hepatitis-B and keep these records for followup/comparison at an interval of 6weeks, 3 months,6 monthsand 1 year. All suspected exposed cases of HIV should begiven ZIDOVUDINE, 500mgms x twice a day x 6 weeks.Persons exposed to Hepatitis-B and who have not beenprophylactically vaccinated for it; must be given Hepatitis-Bimmunoglobulin within 72 hours of the incident , followed byactive vaccination.
Disposable gloves should be worn and countertop cover used in areas where biologicalmaterial is examined. They should be disposedoff properly.Food or smoking should not be allowed in theworking areaAll biological specimens should be consideredas contaminated and disposed off properlyMouth-pipetting of biological material shouldnot be practisedAll specimens should be destroyed by burningor chemically decontaminatedHands should be washed before leaving thework areaIN THE LABORATORY
Whenever possible, all biologicallycontaminated material should be referred byphotographic or other means rather thanpresenting in the courtWhenever necessary bullets, clothing, etcshould be handled using disposable glovesand paper, or the (dry-not wet/moist)evidence should be enclosed in asealed, clear, plastic bagHands should be washed after handlingthe evidenceIN THE COURT
Prevention is better than curement. The best way to controldissemination of HIV and Hepatitis-B is prevention which includes:- Avoiding unnecessary contamination of the work area, keepingthings need and clean, restricting the flow of water and other fluidswithin the limited bounds of the work area Minimising and taking care of injuries Create an atmosphere of free aerosol of biological materialsuch as that produces saw during autopsy. Use of dustless saw isthe need of the hour. All efforts should be made to tackle all type of contaminationwhich includes washing of hands, cleaning floor, doors, doorknobs, telephone apparatus/mobiles etc. with a disinfectant ofkilling viruses and thereby protecting the health workers.GENERAL PRECAUTIONS
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