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
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 at (301) 496-1211.
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.