Management of Needle Stick and Body Fluid Exposure in Urgent Care: Treatment of the Exposed Health Care Worker
1 hour Audio and Power Point Presentation
Recorded April 20, 2016
This discussion reviews the management of patients with needle stick as well as body fluid exposures; not just your employees, but patients from other healthcare facilities, and other forms of exposures as well. Cut through the mystery of what questions to ask, what labs to order, what medications to prescribe, and what follow-up is necessary. Learn the infection rates of HIV, hepatitis B and C, and other transmissible diseases, so you can be sure your patients are appropriately treated and educated.
•List the types of exposures that are high risk for the transmission of disease.
•List the infectious agents that are of concern in a needle stick or body fluid exposure.
•List the lab work and treatment that should be provided in the urgent care center.
•Implement a discharge and follow up plan for the management of exposed patients.
•Recognize the principals of post-exposure prophylaxis and feel competent prescribing it.
Faculty Bio: Tracey Q. Davidoff, MD
Dr. Tracey Davidoff graduated from St. Georges University School of Medicine. After completing a residency in Internal Medicine, she practiced emergency medicine for almost 20 years in Rochester, NY. She has been working in the Urgent Care industry since 2008. She currently works at UR Medicine Urgent Care as an attending physician and Senior Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine for the University of Rochester. Dr. Davidoff has lectured extensively both locally and nationally, to nurses, mid-levels, students, residents, and physicians. She has spoken at many UCAOA conferences. She has written several cover articles and case reports for the JUCM. She is on the editorial board of the JUCM, the Board of Directors of the UCCOP, the Fellowship, Education, and Guidelines committees of the UCCOP, and on the Document Oversight Committee of UCAOA. She lives outside of Rochester, NY with her husband, and 3 children.
The Urgent Care Association of America designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Credit for this course is good for 1 year after purchase.
Urgent Care Management Certificate
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