Communicable Diseases

Updated Wednesday January 27, 2016 by NKYA Baseball.

  • Bleeding must be stopped, open wounds covered, and the uniform changed if there is blood on it before the athlete may return to play.
  • Use gloves when coming in contact with blood or body fluids. Gloves are provided in all First Aid kits.
  • Immediately wash hands and other skin surfaces if contaminated (in contact) with blood or other body fluids. Wash hands immediately after removing gloves.
  • Clean all blood contaminated surfaces and equipment with an appropriate disinfectant before play resumes
  • Store blood or body fluid contaminated uniforms or gear in plastic bags for thorough cleaning at home.
  • Place all blood and body fluid contaminated First Aid equipment (i.e. bloody gloves, bloody dirt, etc.) in a zip-lock bag. Seal the bag and properly dispose of the bag. Zip-lock bags are provided in all First Aid kits.
  • Managers, coaches, and volunteers with open wounds should refrain from all direct contact until condition is resolved.
  • Although saliva is not known to be a variable in HIV transmission, to minimize the need for emergency mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, mouthpieces, resuscitation bags, or other ventilation devices should be available for use.
  • Managers, coaches, umpires, and volunteers with bleeding or oozing skin should refrain from all direct athletic care until condition is resolved.
  • Contaminated towels should be disposed of or disinfected properly.