Here is the protocol we developed over the years -
The list server would not let me insert a well formatted version, so if you
want the WORD file, ping me off the list and I'll send it
GUIDE NUMBER 11: BIOLOGICALLY HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
Quantity: Releases of potentially infectious material which meet the
following criteria will be handled by members of the Emergency Response
1) Any amount of material known to be contaminated with HIV or
Hepatitis B Virus which has escaped its secondary containment;
2) 100 ml or more of material which is known, or suspected to be,
contaminated with HIV or HBV which has escaped its primary containment.
Emergency Response Team members may also be exposed to potentially
infectious materials whenever they provide first-aid to victims.
Minimum PPE: The appropriate level of PPE will be selected based on the
type of exposure expected. The following table summarizes the choices for
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
First-aid on patients who are bleeding profusely, spurting blood, or covered
with blood or bodily fluids in excess of 100 ml.
Disposable gloves, goggles, gown or
coveralls, mask or face shield.
First-aid on patients who show no obvious signs of bleeding or are covered
with blood or other bodily fluids less than 100 ml in quantity.
Disposable gloves, goggles.
Emergency response team activities involving biologically hazardous
Level B protection: Self-Contained
Breathing Apparatus, gloves, hard-hat, face-shield, coveralls, boots
Level C protection: mask,
goggles, face shield, coveralls, gloves, boots.
SPILLS OF BLOOD OR OTHER POTENTIALLY INFECTIOUS MATERIALS
The area contaminated with potentially infectious materials should be
drenched with (household) bleach before clean-up procedures are started.
Absorb the free liquid using polypropylene pads or MAGICSORB(tm). Rinse
area with bleach solution, followed by a wash down with a soap and water
Place used response materials in an appropriate container (5-gal plastic
pals or lined drums). The containers be labeled with the identity of their
contents and with the biohazard symbol (depicted at the right). These
containers should then be secured and transported to the hazardous waste
yard for treatment or disposal.
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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of
Sent: Friday, May 09, 2014 8:59 PM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Bodily fluid clean up SOP
Talk to any infection control manager at any major hospital in your area.
You could also contact the Safety Officer at the New York City Department of
Health, Bureau of Public Health Laboratories or John Svagr at the New York
Blood Center, also on NYC.
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On May 9, 2014, at 6:24 PM, Wayne Phan
for minor and major bodily fluid clean up that you could share?
> We are working to develop SOP for bodily fluid clean up. Anyone has SOP
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