Innoculation Injury

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Acceptability at Recruitment

QUALIFIED

Acceptability at CT / Work-Up

QUALIFIED

Individual at Risk

Recipient

Explanation of Condition

Accidental penetration of the skin, or splash in the eye, with an object potentially contaminated with bodily fluids.

Guidance

Discuss each case with the medical officer.

Acceptable if four months have passed since injury. Unacceptable if needle/instrument may have been contaminated with abnormal prion protein.

This guidance applies as long as NAT testing for hepatitis C remains in place.

Pseudonyms or Related Conditions

Needlestick injury

Human bite

Version

Version 1, Edition 1

Date of Last Update

15th June 2012