What Should Be Done If The Patient’s Blood Is Exposed To The Eye?
Good night doctor. I want to ask, this afternoon when I put an IV on a patient with a stroke diagnosis of my face and my eyes splattered with blood from the patient. After splashing, I have rinsed it with water and after 2 hours I irrigated with distilled water. I was worried so I tried to check the patient’s HbSag but it turned out that the patient went home at the request of the family so I could not do the check for that patient. So do you think my doctor needs to have a lab check? And when if necessary? Thank you doctor
Thank you Brother Raras for asking at HealthReplies.com.
Alright I'll try to answer the question.
The things we must do if exposed to fluids from the patient's body are:
Don't panic. Aliri in eyes affected with running water for 15 minutes Report to superiors if exposed to patient's bodily fluids Fill out forced exposure forms, then report to PPI and K3 committee within 1x24 hours. the source of infection, if positive for HBSag is usually exposed will be examined by the HBSag, SGOT, SGPT lab. In your case, it is a good idea to report it immediately to the ER doctor where you work or the nearest ER. Later, further laboratory tests can be done. And should the patient be sought out in full the history of previous illnesses.
Hopefully can help. thank you