Blood borne exposure

Blood and Body Fluid Exposure


 On Campus

      UNMC Students during an assigned clinical rotation (at the UNMC Omaha, NE campus) who experience a potential exposure to HIV or other blood borne pathogens due to contact with blood or other infectious body fluids should dial the OUCH pager number (888-OUCH) and report their exposure immediately. The Nebraska Medical Center OUCH Pager representative will evaluate the potential risk of transmission and determine the appropriate post exposure prophylaxis and the need for follow-up.  Counseling regarding prophylaxis will be provided as part of the risk assessment and evaluation. After the initial evaluation the student must call the Student Health Services appointment line at 402-559-7200 for a follow up appointment. Follow up care will be provided by Student Health Services.


Pager Number


*9-(402)-888-OUCH (6824)

On campus

(402)-888-OUCH (6824)

Calling from off-campus

1-(402)-888-OUCH (6824)

Calling from long distance







Off Campus

        Students with potential exposure during an assigned off campus clinical rotation will be instructed to report the incident to the supervisor at the site of the off campus rotation and are to follow the written protocol for BBP exposures at the off campus site where the rotation is being completed. The location for follow up care will be determined in consultation with Student Health Services along with implementation of referrals that are necessary.