Blood Borne Viruses Source CA4003 v 5 id 1260
This guidance is aimed at all Health Care Workers HCW subcontracted HCWs and work experience and Health Care students on Trust premises. This guideline is to be used in the event of a potential occupational exposure to Blood Borne Viruses BBV or other potential infectious material OPIM particularly those contaminated with blood.
It is essential that all staff and managers familiarise themselves with this guideline since urgent action may be required in the event of an exposure.
Clinical GuidelinesThis guideline has been approved by the Trust's Clinical Guidelines Assessment Panel as an aid to the diagnosis and management of relevant patients and clinical circumstances. Not every patient or situation fits neatly into a standard guideline scenario and the guideline must be interpreted and applied in practice in the light of prevailing clinical circumstances, the diagnostic and treatment options available and the professional judgement, knowledge and expertise of relevant clinicians. It is advised that the rationale for any departure from relevant guidance should be documented in the patient's case notes.
The Trust's guidelines are made publicly available as part of the collective endeavour to continuously improve the quality of healthcare through sharing medical experience and knowledge. The Trust accepts no responsibility for any misunderstanding or misapplication of this document.