Blood Bourne Pathogen Exposures
>> Call (410) 328-5144
When a student is exposed to Blood-borne Pathogens (BBP) such as needle sticks and/or human body fluids, the following procedures are to be followed.
- Call the UMB Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Hotline at (410) 328-5144. Your call will be answered by a medical professional who will advise you on the risk of your exposure, what treatment you may need and facilitate the “Source Patient’s” blood being tested.
- The student should report to the UMaryland Immediate Care site, located at 408 W. Lombard Street, Baltimore, Md 21201, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.
- If the student needs to contact the office before reporting to the student Health Office, they are to call 410-328-1362. In the unlikely event the student is not able to reach a clinician at that number, please call the Student Health Director, Dr. James Baronas at 410-608-0337.
If a student is at an off-campus medical facility, he or she should notify the charge nurse, physician, and or the Employee Health office at that site of the exposure. The source patient should be tested.