Work-related medical emergencies
- Injuries that involve an exposure to human or nonhuman primate body fluids should be treated as medical emergencies.
- First aid should be initiated immediately on-site.
- Contaminated skin should be scrubbed with soap and water for 15 minutes.
- Contaminated eyes or mucous membranes should be irrigated with water or normal saline for 15 minutes.
- The injury should be reported to OMS immediately in Bldg. 10, Room 6C306 at (301) 496-4411.
On-Call Emergency Care
An OMS clinician is on-call to respond to occupational exposures to HIV, monkey B virus, and other potentially life-threatening biohazards that occur during hours that the clinic is closed. The on-call OMS healthcare provider can be contacted by calling the NIH Page Operator on 301-496-1211.
Personal medical emergencies
OMS provides limited medical care for medical emergencies that occur on the NIH campus.
For emergency medical care call:
- 111 in the Clinical Center
- 911 elsewhere on the NIH campus
- 9-911 in NIH offices not on the NIH campus