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The Jaguars’ Peach Belt Conference basketball doubleheader with Columbus State (originally scheduled for Thursday) will take place on Sunday, Feb. 16 at 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. in Christenberry Fieldhouse on the Forest Hills Campus.

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Blood/Biohazard Exposure

Blood & Body Fluid Exposure

Exposure incidents may occur through the following:

  • Needlesticks or cuts from sharp objects and instruments contaminated with another person’s blood or potentially infectious body fluids;
  • Contact of the eyes, nose, mouth or broken skin with another person’s blood or other potentially infectious body fluids.

If you have been exposed to another person’s blood or body fluids, please follow the instructions below:

Exposure on campus or within 30 minutes of GRU campus:

1. Immediately cleanse wound with soap and water or irrigate splash areas (eyes, mucous membranes) with normal saline or water.

2. Notify attending physician/nurse supervisor to report your incident

3.  Labs should be ordered on the source patient:  HIV Ab, HCV Ab, HBV Ag (and other labs if necessary).  Be sure to write “GRU STUDENT EXPOSURE” on the lab requisition of the source patient.

4. Complete hospital/clinic incident report and Student Health Intake Form [SH Exposure Incident Form]. Please include the source patient’s medical record number and source code (if assigned) on the incident form. Keep a copy of all paperwork.

5. Within 3 hours of exposure, report to Student Health (706-721-3448) located in Pavilion II, Mon-Fri, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.  If Student Health is closed, report to nearest emergency room for lab testing and HIV prophylaxis assessment.

6. If the treating provider has questions concerning your exposure, contact the PEP Line at 1-888-448-4911.

7. Submit a copy of your exposure paperwork to Student Health Nurse Lisa Hatch RN, lhatch@gru.edu

8.  Follow-up at Student Health or designated clinic as indicated.

 

Exposure at another facility outside of GRU campus (over 30 minutes away from campus):

1. Immediately cleanse wound with soap and water or irrigate splash areas (eyes, mucous membranes) with normal saline or water.

2. Notify the facility’s attending physician/nurse supervisor to report your incident

3.  The following labs should be obtained on the source patient: HIV Ab, HCV Ab, HBV Ag (and other labs if necessary).

4. Complete hospital/clinic incident report and Student Health Intake Form [SH Exposure Incident Form].  Keep a copy of all paperwork.

5.  Within 3 hours of exposure, report to facility Employee Health or nearest emergency room for lab testing and HIV prophylaxis assessment (where you will report depends on the facility’s exposure policy).

6. If the treating provider has questions concerning your exposure, contact the PEP Line at 1-888-448-4911.

7. Submit a copy of your exposure paperwork to Student Health Nurse Lisa Hatch RN, lhatch@gru.edu

8. Follow-up at Student Health or designated clinic as indicated.

 

Please present your insurance card to outside facilities during your exposure visit(s) so your insurance information may be filed or documented accordingly.  Student Health is not responsible for charges incurred as a result of your exposure incident and you will be responsible for any charges not covered by your insurance plan.

 

Please contact Lisa Hatch, RN for questions concerning GRU student exposures.

lhatch@gru.edu      
706-721-1405



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