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  Newark Undergraduate Catalog 2006-2008 College of Nursing Academic Policies and Procedures Communicable Disease Policy Guidelines  


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 and are advised to submit to anonymous testing immediately, 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 health insurance company. All incidents of needlestick must be reported in writing to the associate dean of student affairs.

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 associate dean of student affairs. Those students who test positive for communicable disease are encouraged to use existing support services.

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