Emergency Medical Procedures

  1. The exposed site must be washed immediately: 
    • If it’s a needlestick, cut, puncture wound, animal bite or scratch, wash with soap and water after allowing the wound to bleed freely. 
    • If it’s mucous membrane (eyes, nose, mouth) or non-intact skin (cuts, rash, acne or dermatitis) contact, flush with cold water at the nearest faucet or eye-wash station. 
  2. The worker must immediately inform the supervisor / principal investigator of the exposure incident. 
  3. The worker must seek prompt medical attention at the Emergency Department of the hospital.