Headlines reported that Encino Hospital Workers were attacked a stabbed by an Attacker. These workers were reportedly in critical condition. Dailymail.com
This article will discuss the immediate concern on this matter.
What Is the Major Concern with This Incident?
Given the facts and the assumption that the same knife was used in the attack each victim, it is likely that the workers may have been exposed to each others blood. Thus, a long term issue is the concern with respect to this injury is whether the workers were exposed to a Blood Borne Illness. Blood Borne Illnesses include Malaria, Syphilis, and Brucellosis, and Hepatitis B (HBV), Hepatitis C (HCV) and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). As such, treatment and monitoring for these illnesses would be part of the work injury protocol. Thus, besides treating the Injured Workers wounds and likely psychological injuries, an additional Internal Medicine Program will be included to provide prophylaxis treatment as well as testing and monitoring for blood borne pathogens.
What If I Need Advice?
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