Here’s what to do if you get stuck by a needle.
What to do if you get a bloodborne pathogen exposure
- Perform basic first aid immediately, including:
- Wash the needlestick or cut with soap and water
- Rinse eyes, nose, mouth or skin with clean water
View the Policy on Exposure to Infectious Environmental Hazards.
In the event of any non-Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine campus-related blood borne pathogen exposure, please proceed to the facility employee health department for evaluation. If after normal employee health business hours, go to the nearest emergency department and give the registration clerk a copy of this letter. In addition, notify Geisinger Employee Health at 570-214-9424 immediately.