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

Total Cases: 69

JOB CATEGORY
M.D. (attending/staff) 5 7%
M.D. (intern/resident/fellow) 6 9%
Medical student 0 0%
Nurse RN/LPN 33 48%
Nursing student 2 3%
Respiratory therapist 0 0%
Surgery attendant 1 1%
Other attendant 3 4%
Phlebotomist/venipuncture/I.V. team 4 6%
Clinical laboratory worker 1 1%
Technologist (non-lab) 4 6%
Dentist 0 0%
Dental hygienist 1 1%
Housekeeper/laundry worker 0 0%
Other 8 12%
( 0 missing)


PLACE OF OCCURRENCE
Where did the injury occur in the institution?
Patient room 0 0%
Outside patient room 0 0%
Emergency department 0 0%
Intensive/critical care unit 0 0%
Operating room 0 0%
Outpatient clinic/office 69 100%
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 66 96%
No 2 3%
Unknown 1 1%
N/A 0 0%
( 0 missing)


BODY FLUIDS
Which body fluids were involved in the exposure?
Blood or blood product 50 72%
Vomit 0 0%
CSF 1 1%
Peritoneal fluid 0 0%
Pleural fluid 0 0%
Amniotic fluid 1 1%
Urine 1 1%
Other 16 23%


EXPOSED PART
Was the exposed part:
Intact skin 29 42%
Non-intact skin 18 26%
Eye(s) 25 36%
Nose 3 4%
Mouth 8 12%
Other 1 1%


TYPE OF EXPOSURE
Did the blood or body fluid:
Touch unprotected skin 65 94%
Touch skin through gap between protective garments 4 6%
Soak through protective garment 0 0%
Soak through clothing 3 4%


PROTECTIVE ITEMS WORN
Which protective items were worn at the time of the exposure?
Single pair latex/vinyl gloves 28 41%
Double pair latex/vinyl gloves 0 0%
Goggles 0 0%
Eyeglasses 9 13%
Faceshield 3 4%
Surgical mask 4 6%
Surgical gown 2 3%
Plastic apron 0 0%
Lab coat, cloth 13 19%
Lab coat, other 0 0%
Other item 5 7%


RESULT
Was the exposure the result of:
Direct patient exposure 48 70%
Specimen container leaked/spilled 2 3%
Specimen container broke 3 4%
IV tubing/bag/pump leaked 3 4%
Other body fluid container spilled/leaked 1 1%
Touched contaminated equipment 2 3%
Touched contaimnated drapes/sheets, etc. 3 4%
Unknown 0 0%
Other 6 9%
( 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 57 83%
5-14 minutes 11 16%
15 minutes - 1 hour 1 1%
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) 63 91%
Moderate amount (5-50 cc) 6 9%
Large amount (more than 50 cc) 0 0%


BODY PART
Right hand, back 12
Right hand, front 11
Left hand, front 12
Left hand, back 5
Right arm 4
Left arm 4
Head 51
Chest 0
Back 0
Mid-body 0
Right leg 2
Left leg 2
Right foot 0
Left foot 0


OSHA
Is this incident OSHA reportable?
Yes 10 14%
No 36 52%
( 23 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