I. Methods of Prevention
The risk to students of acquiring infectious diseases, such as Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) during their undergraduate medical education emphasizes the need for preventive measures. Accordingly, all students should be familiar with universal and standard precautions, blood and body fluid exposure procedures, and treatment available at the teaching hospitals, clinics or facilities in which clinical teaching/learning activities occur, as well as services available through the University of Illinois McKinley Health Center.
All students at Carle Illinois College of Medicine must complete training activities regarding safety and environmental exposures.
II. Care and Treatment after an Exposure
In general, outpatient services (except emergency described below) are to be provided by the McKinley Health Center. For non-emergency care, seek treatment at the McKinley Health Center. For emergency care (e.g., needle stick or meningitis exposure), seek treatment at the facility where you had exposure.
Dial-a-nurse (217-333- 2700) is available at McKinley Heath Center 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, and the nurse can advise you on availability of services at McKinley