Evaluation of high risk blood and body fluid exposure



Derevnuk, A., Santos-Cruz, E., Karam-Howlin, R., Reyes, M., De la Vega-Diaz, I. and Wallach, F. (2015) Evaluation of High Risk Blood and Body Fluid Exposures at a Large Urban Teaching Hospital. American Journal of Infection Control. 43(6), p.S10.


Health care personnel (HCP) are at risk of HIV, Hepatitis B (HBV) and Hepatitis C (HCV) infection following occupational exposures to blood and other potentially infectious body fluids. All reported Blood and Body Fluid Exposures (BBFE) are evaluated by a dedicated team. Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is provided and staff is monitored prospectively.

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