Emergency Management of Injuries Sub-Committee

Terms of Reference

1. To identify guidelines currently in place in emergency settings in Ireland and abroad on the management of needlestick, sharps and human bite injuries presenting for emergency care.

2. To develop a comprehensive set of guidelines on the management of such injuries in terms of the prevention of transmission of infectious diseases, with particular emphasis on blood-borne viruses, to be recommended for use in emergency medical settings in Ireland.

Guidelines produced
EMI - Guidelines for the emergency management of injuries (2012)


Dr Lelia Thornton, Specialist in Public Health Medicine, HPSC (Chair)

Dr Anthony Breslin, Specialist in Public Health Medicine, HSE North West Area 

Dr Tomás Breslin, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin (replacing Dr Una Kennedy from May 2011)

Dr Susan Clarke, Consultant in Infectious Diseases, St James's Hospital, Dublin

Dr Donal Collins, Occupational Physician, Garda Siochana

Dr Brendan Crowley, Consultant Microbiologist, St James's Hospital, Dublin

Dr Tom Feeney, Dentist, Blackrock, Co Dublin

Dr Deirdre Fitzgerald, Specialist Registrar, Occupational Medicine, AMNCH, Dublin

Ms Mary Clare Kennedy, Infection Prevention and Control Nurse, St Luke's General Hospital, Kilkenny

Dr Jack Lambert, Consultant in Infectious Diseases, Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Dublin 

Dr Oghenovo Oghuvbu, Occupational Medicine Physician, Garda Occupational Health Department

Dr Alex Reid, Occupational Medicine Physician, AMNCH, Dublin

Last updated: 1 November 2012