Feb 19, 2013
I'm a nurse and was giving a s/c morphine injection to a patient.the patient was vey skinny and i had trouble getting a good pinch of skin. When I was giving the injection I could feel it puncturing the patients skin and moving through the subcutaneous layer. When I was finished I retracted the needle and didn't think anything of it. Later I thought if I cOuld have stuck myself with the needle. I didn't feel I sharp prick but just theneedke passing by my fingers through what felt like skin. There was no holes in the gloves i check with water and no puncture on my fingers. There was no blood on my fingers and I couldn't get my fingers o bleed but I keep thinking I punctured myself N can't get it out of my head now
Response from Mr. Cordova
If there were no holes in the gloves then it would stand to reason that you were not at risk.
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