· encourage the wound to bleed (never suck the wound),
· wash with soap and flush with plenty of water
· cover with a waterproof dressing
For splashes with body fluid:
· wash with soap and water
· irrigate eyes with cold water / sterile saline
As soon as possible report the incident : (must be the same day, or the next working day).
During office hours (Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm):
Out of hours (and bank holidays & weekends) remember to:
Always remember to complete a QSIS incident form.
YOU MUST REPORT ALL NEEDLESTICK / SHARPS / SPLASH INJURIES TO OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND ALWAYS COMPLETE AN INCIDENT FORM
The sharps injury and other exposures to blood policies can be found on MERLIN. The blood exposure form and further information can be found on connect just search ‘sharps injury’.
Please remember to report all needle stick sharps splash injuries to your Occupational Health department.