Blood or Bodily Fluids Exposure

Definition

Since people often carry blood-borne infections unknowingly, follow the universal precaution of treating all body fluids as if they were infectious.

Immediate actions
  • In an emergency situation, contact 911 and campus security (In Mesa, dial 0 from a campus phone or dial 480.219.6000 or 480.341.9075 from a non-campus phone. In Kirksville, dial 33 from a campus phone or dial 660.626.2380 or 660.349.9513.)
  • Do not attempt to clean up blood spills yourself. Contact campus facilities for assistance.
  • If you assist a bleeding individual, put on protective gloves and other personal protective equipment. Wear gloves even when treating minor injuries such as skinned knees or bloody noses.
  • Once your assistance is no longer needed, carefully remove your gloves and dispose of them in a proper receptacle. The recommended procedure is to peel one glove off from the wrist and hold it in the gloved hand. With your bare hand, peel the glove from the other hand from the inside, tucking the first glove inside the second.
  • Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and running water. If your eyes or other mucous membranes come into direct contact with blood, wash or flush them with water as soon as possible.
  • If you feel you may have been exposed to blood-borne pathogens during a workplace accident, report the incident to your supervisor immediately to arrange confidential medical evaluation and treatment.
  • Do not attempt to clean up any blood spills yourself. Contact facilities for cleanup.


Kirksville and Mesa Emergency Numbers

KIRKSVILLE CAMPUS

Security Emergency and non-emergency 
(On Campus) ext. 33
(Off Campus) 1-660-349-9513

Kirksville Police: 
(On Campus) Dial 9-911 
(Off Campus) Dial 911

MESA CAMPUS

Security Office: *7 from any campus phone
Switchboard : 0 
Security Phone: 480-341-9075

Security *Emergencies Only*
(On Campus) *7 from any campus phone

Mesa Police: 
(On Campus) Dial 911 
(Off Campus) Dial 911
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