Occupational Exposure to Blood & Body Fluids

Students who are exposed to another persons’ blood or body fluids during the course of their clinical rotations or lab should report to Jefferson Occupational Health Network (JOHN) as soon as possible after the exposure. If the exposure occurs after normal working hours, the student should report to Jefferson’s Emergency Department. JOHN follows the Public Health Service’s Guidelines for Exposure to HIV, Hepatitis C and Hepatitis B. If a student is on a rotation outside of Jefferson, they are advised to contact JOHN for direction. Students unable to return to JOHN or to Jefferson’s Emergency Department should be seen in the closest emergency department. Care for this visit is charged to the student’s insurance. Further information regarding our exposure protocol may be viewed on the JOHN Web site.