Accidental Exposure in the ED – needlestick/splash

Steps to follow in the event of a needle stick, splash or any accidental exposure in the ED

In case of a needle stick, splash or any accidental exposure in the ED:

  1. Inform the charge nurse
  2. Register at triage to open an ED visit (you should be seen in Fast track promptly)

    **DO NOT GIVE YOUR HEALTH INSURANCE CARD**THIS IS WORKER’S COMP **

  3. Get evaluated by an MD
  4. Obtain Incident report from ED administrator from charge nurse
  5. Get incident report signed by your supervisor (attending who sees you as a patient).
  6. *This form is very important! The completed form must be submitted to Fabio in ED admin office in order for it to be sent along to appropriate departments.
  7. If you receive a bill, please give it to Fabio and do not pay it upfront.
  8. If you don’t complete an incident report you are going to receive a bill from the city and it can’t be voided.