Guidelines for the Emergency Management of Injuries (EMI) and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)

These guidelines are intended for use in emergency medical settings where a patient first presents with an injury (including needlestick or other sharps injury, sexual exposure, human bite, exposure of broken skin or of mucous membranes) where there is a risk of transmission of infection, in particular bloodborne viruses (BBV). These guidelines are relevant to injuries occurring to members of the public in a community setting and also to injuries sustained occupationally (such as to healthcare workers (HCW) or members of the Garda).

The EMI guideline is also available via the MAGICApp platform, here.

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