Policies & Protocols

Infectious Exposure

Needle Stick & Blood Borne Pathogens

If you are stuck by a needle or splashed with bloody fluid follow the 1-STIX (1-7849) protocol.

1. If sharps injury: Wash skin with soap/water x 15 minutes If eyes: Flush with 500cc lactated Ringers or normal saline; If mouth/ nose: Flush with water x 15 minutes

2. Activate 1-STIX Pager for OHS BBP Advice RN (24/7/365)

  • Page Operator (650) 723-6661: Ask for 1-STIX pager (17849)
  • Please call this pager from all hospitals (Stanford, PAVA, SCVMC, Kaiser, and LPCH) for help with an exposure that happens at any of the hospitals

 

3. Obtain Source Patient's Blood by cooperating with site hospital personnel:
• Name/MRN/Unit Location/ HIV, HBV, HCV status
Follow-up services may be advised by OHS BBP RN for testing at University Services at 484 Oak Rd (650) 735-5308 or in the basement of 300P.

QUICK & CONVENIENT - A trained professional will contact you when you leave your phone number via 1-STIX hotline and will review your situation, make recommendations, and most likely refer you for follow-up to University Occupational Health at 484 Oak Rd  (650-725-5308). 
CONFIDENTIAL - Does not become part of your health care record.
FREE - No charge for initial services obtained if hotline is utilized.

Keep a copy of the 1-STIX orange card with your Hospital ID Badge at all times. Hotline problems? Email the wellness team at somwellness@stanford.edu.

Disability Insurance

The School of Medicine participates in a group medical disability policy in which student's are automatically enrolled.  A mandatory $40 fee is assessed during winter quarter and cannot be waived. The fee is reflected as “Pre-Enrolled Med Disblty Ins” on your student account.   

Students who qualify for long term disability receive monthly benefits of $1,500 to $2,000 (based on their year of training), and student loan payoff provision of up to $225,000.

If you have questions, or need to file a claim, please contact Margaret Govea in the Office of Medical Student Wellness at govea@stanford.edu or (650) 721-3963.

Respectful Environment & Mistreatment Policy

The Respectful Environment and Mistreatment Policy was written to emphasize that personnel are expected to create an environment free of exploitation, harassment and humiliation in which feedback regarding educators’ performance can be reported confidentially by students without concern for reprisal. To view the full policy, click here.  

Substance Abuse and Addiction Policy

The Stanford School of Medicine has resources available for students seeking help for self or peers with substance use and other addictions. For more information about how to receive confidential help or to refer a friend download our substance abuse and addiction resource guide.

Forms and Resources

Children, Family & Work Life

Stanford University has resources for students related to children and family, elder care and caregiving, and navigating work and life. For more information, visit the WorkLife Office.

Sleep Rooms

For a list of sleep rooms at each of our hospital sites please contact Margaret Govea. Use  them for naps as well as for nights when you don't have enough time to get home and return to the hospital.  

Children, Family & Work Life

Stanford University has resources for students related to children and family, elder care and caregiving, and navigating work and life. For more information, visit the WorkLife Office.