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Exposure Prone Procedure (EPP) Risks in Healthcare

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Exposure prone procedures (EPPs) are medical processes where there is potential for the healthcare worker to become injured and bleed into a patient’s open tissues. The risk of EPPs is that HCWs may transmit certain bloodborne viruses (BBVs) to their patients, or patients may transmit BBVs to HCWs.

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Exposure prone procedures (EPPs) are medical processes where there is potential for the healthcare worker to become injured and bleed into a patient’s open tissues. EPPs involve the HCW’s hands (gloved or ungloved) making contact with sharp instruments, needle tips or sharp tissues such as teeth inside a patient’s open body cavity, wound or confined anatomical space where the HCW’s hands or fingertips are not completely visible throughout the entirety of the procedure.

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