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Wednesday, September 9 • 3:20pm - 5:20pm
Covering All The Bases: Dealing With Blood And Body Fluid Exposures

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Topic Overview: It's time to step up to the plate in dealing with blood and body fluid exposures! This presentation will cover all the bases, from identifying a blood and body fluid exposure, collecting the details, and obtaining information on who was involved, as well as the how, what, where and when of the exposure. Consents and risk review will also be discussed.

First Base: Identify steps for HIV testing for the source and the exposed person, and follow-up needed. Discuss prophylaxis and when it should be used. Review recent research that shows occupationally acquired HIV is now rare. 

Second Base: Identify steps for Hepatitis B testing for the source and exposed person. Highlight immunization and discuss non-responders to Hepatitis B. 

Third Base: Identify steps for Hepatitis C testing for the source and exposed person, including use of the PCR, RNA test.

Home Run: No Conversions! 

Case studies featuring actual exposures with HIV positive sources, Hepatitis B sources and Hepatitis C sources, in addition to double exposures, will be reviewed. Resources from the CDC and the National HIV/AIDS Clinicians’ Consultation Center will also be available for participants. 


  1. Recognize blood and body fluid exposures, and how to conduct appropriate follow-up.
  2. Describe techniques to manage HIV positive exposures.
  3. Identify how to manage Hepatitis B positive exposures.
  4. Identify skills to manage Hepatitis C positive exposures.
  5. List resources available to assist with management of blood/ body fluid exposures.

avatar for Pamela S Drda, RN, BSN

Pamela S Drda, RN, BSN

Pamela S. Drda is a BSN Graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center School of Nursing. She has extensive nursing experience in emergency room, burn unit, ICU, surgery and chemical dependency, in addition to 13 years in employee health dealing with blood and body fluid exposures... Read More →

Wednesday September 9, 2015 3:20pm - 5:20pm PDT
Pacific Concourse F

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