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  College of Nursing 2010–2012 Academic Policies and Procedures Communicable Disease Policy  

Communicable Disease Policy

The purpose of these guidelines is to protect persons from communicable disease. The means to accomplish this are specified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Use of Standard Precautions. Standard precautions must be used in all patient-care situations (refer to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines).

Accidental Needlestick. Students who receive an accidental needlestick must follow the clinical agency's protocol with follow-up, according to the policies of University Health Services of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The fee for the emergency room service is billed to the student's primary health insurance company. All incidents of needlestick must be reported in writing to the Senior Program Coordinator for Student Services.

Students Who Test Positive for a Communicable Disease. Students who test positive for or are exposed to a reportable communicable disease should report these findings to the Senior Program Coordinator for Student Services.  

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