What should you do?

The Perioperative Sharps Committee has provided the following handout to help educate house officers on what to do if they sustain a needlestick.

If you sustain a needlestick or sharps injury:

  • Wash the wound immediately with soap and water
  • Flush splashes with water
  • Seek prompt treatment
  • Report the incident as soon as possible!
  • Discuss the risk of infection based on the circumstances of the injury
  • Share your story to help others

Report exposures: Page 5356 and notify your supervisor!