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Blood Borne Pathogen Exposures

Students who sustain a blood borne pathogen exposure during clinical coursework are to call Student Health (843-792-3664) during normal operating hours (Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM) to report the exposure. For exposures that occur at MUSC when Student Health Services is closed (after hours, weekends, or holidays), call the MUSC operator (843-792-2123) and have the Hospital Supervisor paged to your extension. If a Hospital Supervisor is not available, have the operator page Dr. Blumenthal to your extension.

Students who sustain an exposure during a rotation at a non-MUSC clinical site are to follow the protocol of that institution and can be seen at MUSC Student Health for any needed follow up (see Non-MUSC Off-Campus Clinical Sites below).   Students who are in Charleston on an off-campus clinical rotation can call MUSC Student Health for consultation.

Blood Borne Pathogen Exposure Protocols specific to your location are provided below:

Universal Blood Borne Pathogen Exposure Protocol

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