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Staff Education Tool: 'Exposure to Blood: What Healthcare Personnel Need to Know' Brochure

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The CDC, through the National Center for Infectious Diseases, offers a free, downloadable brochure addressing what healthcare personnel need to know when they are exposed to patients' blood.

 

The 10-page brochure addresses questions and offers best practices concerning issues including what to do if exposed to a patient's blood, the risk of infection, treatment and follow-up after exposure.


The brochure speaks specifically to bloodborne pathogens hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV.

 

Download the CDC's brochure on blood exposure (pdf) for distribution in your facility.

 

Note: View our database providing more than 125 reports that link to free, downloadable and adaptable tools for use in surgery centers, hospitals and other organizations by clicking here.

 

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