NeedlesticksInfection Prevention & Control 

What should I do if I have a needle stick/sharps injury or exposure to open skin/mucous membranes (eyes, nose, and mouth) with a potentially infectious body substance?

Perform basic first aid, such as washing the affected area with soap and water or rinsing the eyes with water. It is not necessary or recommended to induce bleeding with a puncture or cut.

Inform your supervisor you have sustained an injury/exposure.

Report to Work Wellness (AC147 SOM) Monday–Friday 0700–1530, report to the Emergency Department when Work Wellness is closed.

Work Wellness will provide all subsequent follow-up and indicated treatment/testing.

For questions or concerns call Work Wellness at (801) 581-2227 or page (801) 339-5080.

Always use the Emergency Department for
emergent injuries.


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Annually, more than 700 residents and fellows acquire and develop knowledge through a variety of medical and surgical programs. The University of Utah’s unique geographical location and its service to a six-state area allow for diverse case mixes and high patient volume, giving residents and fellows the kind of extensive hands-on training they need to become excellent clinicians.

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