There has been an update to the Guidelines for healthcare workers who perform exposure prone procedures and healthcare workers living with a blood borne virus (BBV).
The Guidelines have been updated to reflect new evidence and are consistent with changes made by other countries. They provide information and recommendations for:
- all healthcare workers who perform EPPs;
- healthcare workers who live with a BBV and perform EPPs;
- treating doctors of healthcare workers with a BBV who perform EPPs; and
- public health authorities.
The new Guidelines allow healthcare workers living with a BBV, to perform EPPs, provided they abide by these Guidelines.