Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
MD Education

Needle Stick and Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Protocol

If you are exposed to bloodborne pathogens and/or experience needle stick during your away rotation, please refer to protocol below based on the location of your rotation:

Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH)
Step 1: Notify the unit manager or charge nurse immediately

Step 2: Call NMH Corporate Health at 312-926-8282

If it is after hours or on a weekend, an answering service will take your call and will page the nurse on call.

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Call NMH Corporate Health immediately at 312-926-8282

If it is after hours or on a weekend, an answering service will take your call and will page the nurse on call.

Lurie Children's Hospital (LCH)
Please access the Lurie Children’s Portal: Point Policies and Procedures/Occupational Health Blood/Body Fluid Exposure Management site for reporting information.

Other Sites
If at a physician's office or other site, please contact NMH Corporate Health immediately at 312-926-8282.

For more detailed policies, please see the information on the policies page.