CDNA Australian National Guidelines for the Management of Healthcare Workers Living with Blood Borne Viruses who Perform EPPS at Risk of BBVs

Megan Reilly

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.