What to do following a SHARPS injury
- Encourage bleeding by squeezing sit of puncture wound. Do not suck.
- Wash the wound with soap and water. Do not scrub.
- Wash splashes in eyes using tap water or an eye wash bottle, and nose or mouth with plenty of tap water. Do not swallow the water.
- Cover the wound with waterproof dressing.
- Report the incident to a supervisor, Infection Control officer
- Have contact information of a local clinic ready for determination of risk factors.