Blood & 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.

REPORT ANY BLOOD OR BODY FLUID EXPOSURE ASAP TO THE OUCH! PAGER 

On Campus

*9-888-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 Blood & Body Fluid Exposure

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 (blood-borne pathogen) exposures at the off-campus site where the rotation is being completed. Students should contact the OUCH PAGER at 1-402-888-OUCH (6824). The location for follow-up care will be determined in consultation with Student Health Services along with implementation of referrals that are necessary. 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.