Blood/Body Fluid Exposure & Needle Sticks 2018-09-05T16:32:17+00:00

Blood and Body Fluid Exposure & Needle Sticks

All staff (which includes employees, non-employees and students) who suffer a parenteral (e.g. needle stick or cut) or mucous membrane (e.g., splash to the eye, nose or mouth) exposure to blood or other body fluids, or who have a cutaneous exposure involving large amounts of blood or prolonged contact with blood, especially when exposed skin is chapped, abraded, or afflicted with dermatitis, will:

  1. Report the incident immediately to their supervisor or instructor.
  2. Be evaluated for risk of injury as soon as possible so prophylactic treatment, if recommended can be initiated within two (2) hours. (All employees, non-employees and students who have a blood/body fluid exposure are to receive a medical evaluation regardless of the type of exposure or risk status of the source patient.)
  3. Complete required Employee/Student Injury and Incident Report Form (I&I).
  4.  Employees must call the Company Nurse Injury Hotline at 1-855-339-1893 as soon as possible.
  • During normal business hours, exposed individuals should contact the Preventive Occupational Environmental Medicine Clinic (POEM- open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) at 501-686-6565.
  • After hours, exposed individuals should contact the Emergency Department (ED) at 501-686-2085 for evaluation.

Needle stick/Sharps Injuries and Blood/Body Fluid Exposure Policy HR.4.01

Contact Information

POEM Main Clinic:   521 Jack Stephens Dr., Little Rock, AR., 72205

Open from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday Closed for Holidays

Located on the basement floor of the Family Medical Center at 521 Jack Stephens Dr. and 6th street. When facing the front of the Family Medical Center, our entrance is located on the opposite side of the building facing South Cedar Street with a small flight of stairs leading down to the entrance.

Phone number: 501-686-6565

View and download the POEM map here.