Guidelines for Exposure to Blood
and Other Body Fluids During Athletic Activity

A. Personnel

  1. All personnel, including student trainers, are to wear disposable gloves whenever contacting blood or blood soiled items.
  2. Used disposable gloves should be removed inside out and disposed of into a plastic bag or a lined trash container. Blood contaminated tissues, paper towels, etc. should also be placed in a plastic bag for disposal.
  3. In case of accidental contact with blood or when gloves are not available, and following the use of gloves, hands and other affected skin areas should be washed with soap and running water with vigorous friction for approximately 30 seconds.
  4. Immediately following an accidental contact with blood the Principal or designee is to be notified and an "EXPOSURE INCIDENT" form is to be completed in triplicate and placed on file.

B. Uniforms, Clothing and Other Equipment

  1. Contaminated uniforms, clothing and other non-disposable washable items should be:
    1. Rinsed with a disinfectant/germicidal solution from a spray bottle immediately
    2. Contaminated items should be laundered using soap, hot water, and a suitable disinfectant

C. Mats, Playing Surfaces and Hardware

  1. Contaminated environmental surfaces should be cleaned with a detergent/disinfectant solution.

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