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Medical Assistant Student Possibly expose Hep B
Feb 10, 2010

I am doing my externship just found out I never had a hepatitis vaccine, so I had first shot on Thursday. Well I was taking care of a patient after having a colonoscopy that was known to be Hep B positive, when I went to move her blanket from under her, I was not wearing gloves stupid mistake I noticed I got some of the ky gell on my fingers, I immediately washed my hands and noticed I had a small paper cut, I was told to get my vaccine started and that the risk was of no concern. Shoud I be worried?

Response from Dr. McGovern

Doesn't sound like an exposure of concern. Definitely get vaccinated and get followup testing to be certain you developed antibodies.



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