ANA Position Statement - Approved 9/6/91
The American Nurses Association (ANA) encourages the prompt access to
confidential post-exposure evaluations, counseling, and follow-up by
knowledgeable clinicians. These procedures should be considered the
standard of care by any healthcare agency. A comprehensive post-exposure
program should be in place to assure that employees receive accurate
information, guidance, reassurance, and supportive care.