OHSU

Blood-Borne Pathogen Exposure

Possible Blood-Borne Pathogen Exposure?

  1. Immediately wash the exposure site
  2. Call or go to the JBT Health & Wellnes Center. If for any reason the JBT Health & Wellness Center is not available go to the Emergency Room.
Time is crucial. All exposures should be assessed for risk factors as soon as possible and definitely no later than 24 hours regardless of risk.

 

All OHSU students and postdoctoral fellows who have an occupational exposure to blood or body substances or other communicable diseases are to seek treatment and document the exposure via the
Confidential Incident/Quality Concern Report.

It is the responsibility of the student and/or postdoctoral fellow's supervisor or instructor to relieve the student/postdoc from their current assignment to allow for prompt post-exposure assessment and treatment as needed.

Read more information on the Blood-Borne Exposure Policy