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Uniform Blood and Body Fluid Exposure Report
77 Hospitals, 1993-1995

Total Cases: 27

JOB CATEGORY
M.D. (attending/staff) 0 0%
M.D. (intern/resident/fellow) 0 0%
Medical student 0 0%
Nurse RN/LPN 0 0%
Nursing student 0 0%
Respiratory therapist 0 0%
Surgery attendant 0 0%
Other attendant 0 0%
Phlebotomist/venipuncture/I.V. team 0 0%
Clinical laboratory worker 0 0%
Technologist (non-lab) 0 0%
Dentist 0 0%
Dental hygienist 0 0%
Housekeeper/laundry worker 27 100%
Other 0 0%
( 0 missing)


PLACE OF OCCURRENCE
Where did the injury occur in the institution?
Patient room 6 22%
Outside patient room 2 7%
Emergency department 0 0%
Intensive/critical care unit 2 7%
Operating room 4 15%
Outpatient clinic/office 0 0%
Blood bank 0 0%
Venipuncture 0 0%
Dialysis facility 0 0%
Procedure room 3 11%
Clinical laboratories 0 0%
Autopsy/pathology 0 0%
Service/utility area 7 26%
Other 3 11%
( 0 missing)


SOURCE PATIENT
Was the source patient known?
Yes 7 26%
No 13 48%
Unknown 7 26%
N/A 0 0%
( 0 missing)


BODY FLUIDS
Which body fluids were involved in the exposure?
Blood or blood product 14 52%
Vomit 1 4%
CSF 0 0%
Peritoneal fluid 0 0%
Pleural fluid 0 0%
Amniotic fluid 0 0%
Urine 1 4%
Other 9 33%


EXPOSED PART
Was the exposed part:
Intact skin 10 37%
Non-intact skin 3 11%
Eye(s) 12 44%
Nose 0 0%
Mouth 3 11%
Other 1 4%


TYPE OF EXPOSURE
Did the blood or body fluid:
Touch unprotected skin 25 93%
Touch skin through gap between protective garments 4 15%
Soak through protective garment 0 0%
Soak through clothing 0 0%


PROTECTIVE ITEMS WORN
Which protective items were worn at the time of the exposure?
Single pair latex/vinyl gloves 16 59%
Double pair latex/vinyl gloves 3 11%
Goggles 0 0%
Eyeglasses 3 11%
Faceshield 2 7%
Surgical mask 3 11%
Surgical gown 3 11%
Plastic apron 0 0%
Lab coat, cloth 0 0%
Lab coat, other 0 0%
Other item 2 7%


RESULT
Was the exposure the result of:
Direct patient exposure 3 11%
Specimen container leaked/spilled 1 4%
Specimen container broke 0 0%
IV tubing/bag/pump leaked 1 4%
Other body fluid container spilled/leaked 7 26%
Touched contaminated equipment 0 0%
Touched contaimnated drapes/sheets, etc. 2 7%
Unknown 2 7%
Other 10 37%
( 0 missing)


TIME IN CONTACT
For how long was the blood or body fluid in contact with your skin or mucous membranes?
Less than 5 minutes 22 81%
5-14 minutes 4 15%
15 minutes - 1 hour 1 4%
More than 1 hour 0 0%
( 0 missing)


QUANTITY
Estimate the quantity of blood/body fluid that came in contact with your skin or mucous membranes:
Small amount (up to 5 cc) 23 85%
Moderate amount (5-50 cc) 4 15%
Large amount (more than 50 cc) 0 0%


BODY PART
Right hand, back 0
Right hand, front 0
Left hand, front 3
Left hand, back 3
Right arm 4
Left arm 1
Head 26
Chest 0
Back 0
Mid-body 0
Right leg 0
Left leg 0
Right foot 0
Left foot 0


OSHA
Is this incident OSHA reportable?
Yes 4 15%
No 16 59%
( 7 missing)


For those cases that are OSHA reportable:
Cumulative number of days away from work: 0
Cumulative number of days of restricted work activity: 0