Work-Related Medical Emergencies
An injury that involves an exposure to human or nonhuman primate body fluid should be treated as a medical emergency. 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 immediately to your local OMS clinic.
- Bethesda: Building 10, Room 6C306, (301) 496-4411
- Baltimore: Room 01B210, (443) 740-2309
- IRF-Frederick: Room 1B116, (301) 631-7233
- RML-Hamilton: Room 5205, (406) 375-9755
Emergency Procedures for Exposure to Blood, Body Fluids and Infectious Materials
First Response Guidance for Potential Exposure to B Virus
Infection Control Guidelines from the Clinical Center Hospital Epidemiology Service
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 personal medical emergencies that occur on the NIH campus.
For emergency medical care on the Bethesda campus, call:
- 111 in the Clinical Center
- 911 elsewhere on the NIH campus
For emergency medical care on other campuses and buildings in the surrounding communities, call 911.