Hepatitis B protection for HCW and Guidance in relation to Exposure prone procedures CA2070 v5
To ensure the Trust complies with Department of Health guidance in implementing protection from Hepatitis B virus HBV infection for Health Care Workers.
To ensure the best possible standards of Hepatitis B immunity are achieved for all HCWs who are at risk of exposure to blood and body fluids.
To ensure all staff appointed to new posts that involve participation in Exposure Prone Procedures EPP have their immunity/carrier status determined in order to advise the appointing officer of their fitness to undertake EPPs before their appointment is confirmed See Trust Guideline for the immunisation of new and existing health care workers
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.