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U-M Affiliated Travel - Exposure Protocols

The role of a healthcare provider invariably involves placing oneself in situations where the risk of an unforeseen exposure is present.  When accidental exposures happen, having the knowledge to take action to prevent seroconversion is invaluable.  Although the university does not have a set protocol, the following links can provide useful information about the three most commonly transmitted diseases, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C,  and HIV (Links to exposure protocol) http://hr.umich.edu/mhealthy/programs/occupational/ohs/manual/blood.html

http://www.healthunit.org/professionals/exposure_blood/managing-exposures-blood-borne-pathogens.pdf

http://www.who.int/ith/other_health_risks/chapter8/en/

When in remote areas or in situations where comprehensive serological screening is not available, post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) kits are invaluable tools for preventing seroconversion of HIV or HBV post-exposure. Please refer to the PDF documents linked below for information on how to obtain these PEPs.