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

Total Cases: 26

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 26 100%
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 0 0%
Other 0 0%
( 0 missing)


PLACE OF OCCURRENCE
Where did the injury occur in the institution?
Patient room 20 77%
Outside patient room 0 0%
Emergency department 0 0%
Intensive/critical care unit 0 0%
Operating room 2 8%
Outpatient clinic/office 2 8%
Blood bank 0 0%
Venipuncture 0 0%
Dialysis facility 0 0%
Procedure room 0 0%
Clinical laboratories 0 0%
Autopsy/pathology 0 0%
Service/utility area 0 0%
Other 2 8%
( 0 missing)


SOURCE PATIENT
Was the source patient known?
Yes 25 96%
No 1 4%
Unknown 0 0%
N/A 0 0%
( 0 missing)


BODY FLUIDS
Which body fluids were involved in the exposure?
Blood or blood product 14 54%
Vomit 2 8%
CSF 0 0%
Peritoneal fluid 0 0%
Pleural fluid 1 4%
Amniotic fluid 0 0%
Urine 4 15%
Other 6 23%


EXPOSED PART
Was the exposed part:
Intact skin 11 42%
Non-intact skin 6 23%
Eye(s) 14 54%
Nose 1 4%
Mouth 2 8%
Other 0 0%


TYPE OF EXPOSURE
Did the blood or body fluid:
Touch unprotected skin 24 88%
Touch skin through gap between protective garments 3 12%
Soak through protective garment 1 4%
Soak through clothing 0 0%


PROTECTIVE ITEMS WORN
Which protective items were worn at the time of the exposure?
Single pair latex/vinyl gloves 15 58%
Double pair latex/vinyl gloves 2 8%
Goggles 2 8%
Eyeglasses 4 15%
Faceshield 1 4%
Surgical mask 2 8%
Surgical gown 2 8%
Plastic apron 0 0%
Lab coat, cloth 0 0%
Lab coat, other 0 0%
Other item 2 8%


RESULT
Was the exposure the result of:
Direct patient exposure 5 19%
Specimen container leaked/spilled 2 8%
Specimen container broke 0 0%
IV tubing/bag/pump leaked 3 12%
Other body fluid container spilled/leaked 7 27%
Touched contaminated equipment 0 0%
Touched contaimnated drapes/sheets, etc. 0 0%
Unknown 1 4%
Other 8 31%
( 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 21 81%
5-14 minutes 2 8%
15 minutes - 1 hour 2 8%
More than 1 hour 1 4%
( 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 88%
Moderate amount (5-50 cc) 3 12%
Large amount (more than 50 cc) 0 0%


BODY PART
Right hand, back 0
Right hand, front 2
Left hand, front 1
Left hand, back 1
Right arm 3
Left arm 4
Head 27
Chest 1
Back 0
Mid-body 0
Right leg 0
Left leg 1
Right foot 0
Left foot 1


OSHA
Is this incident OSHA reportable?
Yes 1 4%
No 22 85%
( 3 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