Blood or Body Fluid Exposure

On Campus

UNMC Students who experience a potential exposure to blood or air borne pathogens (HIV, Hepatitis B, TB, etc.) due to contact with blood or other infectious body fluids during an on campus assigned clinical rotation at the UNMC Omaha, NE campus 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.

REPORT ANY BLOOD OR BODY FLUID EXPOSURE ASAP TO THE OUCH! PAGER 24 hours/day

On Campus

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

Off Campus

(402)-888-OUCH (6824)

Long Distance

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

Any student with a high-risk HIV exposure should receive post-exposure prophylactic (P.E.P.) medication within the first 1-2 hours after exposure!

Off Campus

Students with potential exposure to blood or air borne pathogens during an assigned off campus clinical rotation or non-Omaha UNMC clinical facility will be instructed to report the incident immediately to their clinical supervisor at the site. Students are to follow the written protocol for blood borne or airborne pathogen exposures at the rotation site or the non-Omaha UNMC clinical facility. Referrals and location for follow up care will be determined in consultation with Student Health Services.

Policy Source Review date
Blood or Body Fluid Exposure UNMC Student Policies, https://www.unmc.edu/studentservices/_documents/blood-and-body-fluid-exposure-procedure.pdf 01/2016