Urgent Care Management of Needlestick Injuries: Part 2

Urgent Care Management of Needlestick Injuries: Part 2

Urgent message: Response to a needlestick with potential for HIV exposure requires understanding of both state laws on HIV testing and the latest USPSTF guidelines for post-exposure management. MAYA HECK, MS-2 and JOHN SHUFELDT, MD, JD, MBA, FACEP Two police officers arrive at your urgent care site with a handcuffed, bloodied prisoner. One officer tells you that the person in custody “spit on me” during the altercation. The officer goes on to tell you that …

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Urgent Care Management of Needlestick Injuries: Part 1

Urgent Care Management of Needlestick Injuries: Part 1

Urgent message: Needlestick injuries are common and require a prompt response based on an understanding of the latest USPHS guidelines and informed consent and counseling of the patient. MAYA HECK, MS-2 and JOHN SHUFELDT, MD, JD, MBA, FACEP Your center is fortunate to contract with a variety of different business to provide employee health services. A local homeless shelter is one of the clients to whom your center provides new hire physicals, drug screens and …

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