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151

Sharps container:

Immediately place sharps in container. Make sure not too full. Never put hand in container.

152

Never recap:

needles.

153

Immediately following an exposure to blood, you should:

Wash needle stick s and cuts with soap and water.
Flush splashes to the nose, mouth, or skin with water.
Irrigate eyes with clean water, saline, or sterile irrigants.
Report the exposure to the department responsible for managing exposures.
Post exposure treatment may e recommended and it should be started ASAP.

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Blood borne pathogens

HIV
Hep B
Hep C

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HIV

Acquire Immunodeficiency Virus. Affects about .6% of the population.

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The average risk of HIV infection after a needlestick or cut exposure to HIV-infected blood is

.3% (or about 1 in 300).

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HIV has a ___ minute life span in spill

20