WHAT TO DO IF YOU SUSTAIN A NEEDLESTICK INJURY??
Proceed as follows:
- CALL THE NEEDLESTICK AND OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBER immediately: 305-299-4684 . This number MUST BE CALLED ANY TIME a medical student experiences a needlestick or occupational exposure.
- Do NOT PANIC!
- Follow directions given to you by your faculty/preceptors/nurses/managers. You may be asked to complete important paperwork for risk management offices/incident reports, etc…but STILL CALL THE NUMBER above.
Regardless of your clinical location: (at JMH, at UMH, at a community preceptor, at a health fair, etc) CALL THIS NUMBER even if your preceptor or doctor/attending is also instructing you to complete other paperwork.
Needlestick and Occupational Exposure 305-299-4684; 24hrs/day; 7 days/wk
UM Environmental Health & Safety Office
(PPDs, Respiratory Masks, Needlestick or Occupational Exposure)
1400 NW 10 Ave.
Miami, Fl 33136
Mon-Fri 9am – 4pm