Immediate self care is Patrick’s first priority.
First, he needs to allow the puncture wound to bleed, hopefully flushing any contaminates out of his body.
Second, he should wash the affected area thoroughly with soap and water. After self-care, Patrick needs to report the incident to his direct supervisor, so an injury report can be completed.
Finally, Patrick will then be seen by a health care professional to determine the best course of treatment for him. Sometimes it is possible to test for various diseases if the exposure source can be identified. This is not always possible.