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Address

Mailing Address:

Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

Office Location:


Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

MAP

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

Please do not send confidential information via email.
704-336-4700

Blood Exposure in a Child Care Setting

 

An exposure is defined as contact with blood or bodily fluids to which universal precautions apply such as:

  • An injury to the skin (e.g.: cut with a sharp object)
  • Mucous membranes
  • Skin that is chapped, abraded, or otherwise affected so that an effective skin barrier is not present
  • A bite or injury which results in blood exposure


The following steps should be the responsibility of the Child Care Provider:

  • Assess the injured area and clean with soap and water.
  • Seek immediate medical attention for any unusual or severe injuries.
  •  Notify the parents of both children immediately.
  • Check  immunization records of any children involved and determine if they are up to date on their tetanus (DTaP), and Hepatitis B vaccines.
  • When a bite or injury occurring in the daycare setting involves a break in the skin and potential blood exposure, the Child Care Provider should contact the Mecklenburg County Health Department at

     980-314-9208 for information on how to proceed.

 



Address

Mailing Address:

Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

Office Location:


Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

MAP

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

Please do not send confidential information via email.
704-336-4700