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Blood Splash into Eye
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I am a resident physician stitching up a wound when my hemostat snap open and got a couple of blood droplets splash into my face and eye.  The patient was in the ER, with wife, and family.  I don't know any more history.  My attending told me not to worry, but I am worry sick.  What should I do?  Please reply.  Thank you.

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Do what the attending physician advised you.
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When we nurses get a blood or body fluid splash in the eyeor mucus membranes, we report to Employee health who makes a report of the incident.  They review whether we are current with our HepB shots.  They will take information as to the source patient, and decide if rapid HIV testing on the source patient is necessary according to the situation.  It isn't often necessary.

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The answer is report it report it report it.

That does not mean wory about it. SOP is to report such matters.


After reporting do as advised by you sup.
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