Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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Blood Exposure Regulations

Administration Rule of South Dakota (ARSD) 20:42:04:10.01 requires the blood exposure procedure be posted in the first aid kit.

ARSD 20:42:04:05.01 #8 mandates the following steps must be followed if a blood exposure should occur involving a client or licensee:

  1. Client is bleeding: Stop service; put gloves on; if appropriate, assist client to sink and rinse the injured area under running water; pat dry with a new, clean, disposable towel; offer or apply antiseptic and adhesive bandage; place all single use items in a bag and place in a trash receptacle; remove all implements from station and properly clean and disinfect; clean and disinfect work area; remove and dispose of gloves; wash hands; return to service;
  2. Licensee is bleeding: Stop service; explain the situation and excuse yourself from the service; if appropriate, rinse injured area under running water; pat dry with a new, clean, disposable towel; apply antiseptic and adhesive bandage; put gloves on; place all single use items in a bag and place in a trash receptacle; remove all implements from the work area and properly clean and disinfect; clean and disinfect work area; remove and dispose of gloves; wash hands; if necessary cover injured area with a protective finger cot or new glove; return to service;