(including needlestick and puncture wound injuries)
If injury occurs on campus, the individual should immediately contact Student Health Services for treatment and to arrange follow up.
If injury occurs in an affiliated institution, the individual should immediately contact the Occupational Health & Safety Services (OHSS) office or, if after hours, the Emergency Department, for immediate first aid/treatment and to complete required paperwork (Workplace Occurrence Report). The WOR will be faxed to Student Health Services and the Undergrad Medicine Office by the student.
The treatment and follow up of students who are injured as a result of their clinical placement will be provided by Student Health Services.
The relevant preceptor and the OHSS office must be notified immediately for first aid, treatment and advice.
All workplace related injuries must be reported immediately to the Clerkship Administrator in the UME office (x 86230). A workplace injury includes exposure to communicable diseases and exposure such as puncture wounds, from the blood or body fluids of patients.
In ALL CASES, the following required documentation must be submitted to the UME office within 48 hours of the incident:
The following information must be provided:
UME must forward the three completed forms to Human Resources within 3 days following an incident.
It is, therefore, extremely important that all incidents are reported immediately. If a claim is made and the forms are not completed, there is a risk that the student may be billed for medical treatment received. These forms are not optional. They are a mandatory requirement to satisfy the WSIB.