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

Total Cases: 85

JOB CATEGORY
M.D. (attending/staff) 0 0%
M.D. (intern/resident/fellow) 1 1%
Medical student 0 0%
Nurse RN/LPN 47 55%
Nursing student 0 0%
Respiratory therapist 2 2%
Surgery attendant 0 0%
Other attendant 9 11%
Phlebotomist/venipuncture/I.V. team 1 1%
Clinical laboratory worker 1 1%
Technologist (non-lab) 1 1%
Dentist 0 0%
Dental hygienist 0 0%
Housekeeper/laundry worker 2 2%
Other 21 25%
( 0 missing)


PLACE OF OCCURRENCE
Where did the injury occur in the institution?
Patient room 0 0%
Outside patient room 85 100%
Emergency department 0 0%
Intensive/critical care unit 0 0%
Operating room 0 0%
Outpatient clinic/office 0 0%
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 0 0%
( 0 missing)


SOURCE PATIENT
Was the source patient known?
Yes 78 92%
No 6 7%
Unknown 1 1%
N/A 0 0%
( 0 missing)


BODY FLUIDS
Which body fluids were involved in the exposure?
Blood or blood product 46 54%
Vomit 7 8%
CSF 0 0%
Peritoneal fluid 1 1%
Pleural fluid 0 0%
Amniotic fluid 0 0%
Urine 19 22%
Other 23 27%


EXPOSED PART
Was the exposed part:
Intact skin 50 59%
Non-intact skin 21 25%
Eye(s) 23 27%
Nose 5 6%
Mouth 10 12%
Other 3 4%


TYPE OF EXPOSURE
Did the blood or body fluid:
Touch unprotected skin 77 91%
Touch skin through gap between protective garments 2 2%
Soak through protective garment 1 1%
Soak through clothing 6 7%


PROTECTIVE ITEMS WORN
Which protective items were worn at the time of the exposure?
Single pair latex/vinyl gloves 16 19%
Double pair latex/vinyl gloves 2 2%
Goggles 1 1%
Eyeglasses 6 7%
Faceshield 0 0%
Surgical mask 1 1%
Surgical gown 4 5%
Plastic apron 0 0%
Lab coat, cloth 0 0%
Lab coat, other 1 1%
Other item 8 9%


RESULT
Was the exposure the result of:
Direct patient exposure 48 56%
Specimen container leaked/spilled 11 13%
Specimen container broke 0 0%
IV tubing/bag/pump leaked 1 1%
Other body fluid container spilled/leaked 3 4%
Touched contaminated equipment 1 1%
Touched contaimnated drapes/sheets, etc. 5 6%
Unknown 0 0%
Other 15 18%
( 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 71 84%
5-14 minutes 12 14%
15 minutes - 1 hour 1 1%
More than 1 hour 1 1%
( 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) 78 92%
Moderate amount (5-50 cc) 5 6%
Large amount (more than 50 cc) 2 2%


BODY PART
Right hand, back 4
Right hand, front 11
Left hand, front 12
Left hand, back 6
Right arm 11
Left arm 4
Head 58
Chest 2
Back 3
Mid-body 1
Right leg 3
Left leg 0
Right foot 0
Left foot 0


OSHA
Is this incident OSHA reportable?
Yes 11 13%
No 63 74%
( 11 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