Infection Protection

A review of post-exposure prophylaxis

 

 
 
 

Timothy Rupp, MD, FACEP, FAAEMKatherine Christensen, MD | | Monday, September 15, 2008


A paramedic is referred to the emergency department (ED) physician for evaluation. He and his partner transported a female patient in labor, who reported having had no prenatal care. En route to the hospital, the mother delivered a healthy term infant, but the paramedic was splashed in the face and eyes with amniotic fluid and maternal blood.

Two paramedics from Medic 11 are referred to the ED physician following an encounter with a combative patient. In attempting to secure the patient, both paramedics were bitten, one on the arm, the other on the hand. Upon arrival at the ED, the patient


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