Exposure Response

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This is a training module for volunteers at the Open Door clinic.

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Exposure Response

  1. 1. Exposure Response Volunteer Training Module Open Door Clinic
  2. 2. Response to Emergencies • Wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment • Cover the spill with absorbent material • Decontaminate the area • Wait 10 minutes to ensure adequate decontamination BEFORE wiping up spill
  3. 3. Recordkeeping • Medical records must be kept for each employee with occupational exposure for the duration of employment plus 30 years • Training records must be maintained for three years. • Medical records must be made available to the subject employee, and anyone with written consent of the employee, but they are not to be available to the employer. • Disposal of medical records must be in accord with standards covering access to records.
  4. 4. Exposure Incidents An exposure incident is an event resulting from the performance of an employee's duties in which there has been: • A percutaneous injury involving a potentially contaminated needle or other sharp • A splash of blood or other potentially infectious materials to the eyes, mouth, or mucous membranes • Blood or other potentially infectious materials contacting broken skin
  5. 5. Quick Check Summary What should you do after an exposure? How long are your records kept? Why should you report exposures promptly?

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