Needle Sticks, Sharps and Bloodborne Pathogen Exposures

 


Sharps

Contract Employees

Contract employees should report exposure immediately to assure UTMB obtains and tests the source patient's blood. The exposed employee may register as a patient at a UTMB Emergency Room or be seen by their employer's occupational health provider.

Source patient information for a non-UTMB employee will be relayed to the appropriiate agency's infection safety officer, occupational health provider, or county health authority.