Asked by: Wisdom Dumitru
asked in category: General Last Updated: 6th January, 2020

What is BBF exposure?

[email protected] BACKGROUND: Health care workers (HCWs) are at risk of exposures to human blood and body fluids (BBF). Needlestick injuries and splashes place HCWs at risk for numerous blood-borne infections including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B (HBV), and hepatitis C (HCV).

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Beside this, how can you prevent BBF exposure?

  1. Make appropriate protective equipment available and enforce its consistent use.
  2. Check for safety features on medical products that could be exposure vehicles.
  3. Minimize the amount of BBF workers handle.
  4. BBF report forms should allow workers to identify products involved in exposures.

Beside above, what is blood and body fluid exposure? Being exposed to sharps (needles) or body fluids means that another person's blood or other body fluid touches your body. It can also occur when blood or other body fluid touches your skin, eyes, mouth, or other mucosal surface. Exposure can put you at risk of infection.

Correspondingly, what do you do if you are exposed to blood or body fluids?

If you are splashed with blood or body fluids and your skin has an open wound, healing sore, or scratch, wash the area well with soap and water. If you are splashed in the eyes, nose or mouth, rinse well with water. If you have been bitten, wash the wound with soap and water.

What is the protocol for needle stick injury?

If you sustain a needlestick injury, take the following actions immediately: • Wash the wound with soap and water. Alert your supervisor and initiate the injury reporting system used in your workplace. Identify the source patient, who should be tested for HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C infections.

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