Post-Exposure Follow-Up for Nursing Students

An exposure is to be reported within 2 hours of exposure to the Instructor and University Health Service.

The student may choose to follow the procedure at site where the exposure happened or report to the University Health Service for care.

As part of the confidential medical record, the circumstances of exposure and a description of the source of the exposure will be recorded by the University Health Service.

The University Health Service will assume pertinent post-exposure management including medical treatment and counseling.

Any student who has had an accidental needle stick injury or mucosal exposure to blood or body fluids will bring to the University Health Service the following information:

  • Patient's name
  • Patient's hospital
  • Patient's date of birth
  • Patient's diagnosis
  • Patient's location

The University Health Service will contact the infection control nurse at source patient's hospital to obtain any further information on testing needed.