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Needlestick Injury In A Community Setting

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MERCY...............NEEDLESTICK INJURY"NOW WHAT"

HII TESTED FOR HIV FROM A LAB, THE TEST WAS NEGATIVE,BUT I THOUGHT THE NEEDLE WAS USED ONE.BUT THE DOC TOOK A NEW SYRINGE INFRONT OF MY EYES ALTHOUGH I DID NOT SEE HIM ATTACHING THE NEEDLE TO THE SYRINGE,THE CAP WAS THERE ON THE...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
HIV is not transmitted to patients in healthcare settings (unless you were having unprotected sex with your doctor). There is no evidence that people get infected when giving blood, since labs are required to follow appropriate infection control... Read more »

Question #1: needlestick injuriesQuestion #2: Accidental exposure with needle stick

Question #1: I was wondering about the statistics concerning needlestick injuries with Hivpositive... Read more »

3 patients with negative results for hep. after needlestick injury

hello, i am a nurse phlebotomist and from the first time i had my needlestick injury the patient #1... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Most Surgical Residents Fail to Report Needle-Stick Injuries, Increasing Risk of HIV, Other Bloodborne Diseases, Study Says

Almost all surgical residents accidentally stick themselves with needles or other sharp medical instruments but most fail to report the injury, increasing their risk of contracting HIV, hepatitis or other bloodborne diseases from infected patients,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Love the Glove: Glove Use in Hospitals Appears to Cut Risk of Needlestick Injury

Wearing gloves reduces the risk of injury by needles and sharp medical devices, or sharps injuries, by about 66 percent, according to a new study by Canadian and U.S. researchers. Double-gloving brought the risk down further, by about 80 percent. ... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Launches New Resource on How to Safely Dispose of Needles and Other Sharps

FDA launched a new website, Needles and Other Sharps (Safe Disposal Outside of Health Care Settings) , for patients and caregivers on the safe disposal of needles and other so-called "sharps" that are used at home, at work and while traveling. HIV... Read more »
Brown Medical School

Infection Control in the Correctional Setting

Introduction Infection Control Program and Infection Control Committee Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Blood Borne Pathogen (BBP) Exposures Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Isolation Concepts Culinary Services and Food Handlers Laundry ... Read more »
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Possible Needlestick Injury

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi,

About 9-10 weeks ago I had a possible needlestick exposure. 6 weeks later I began experiencing unexplainable symptoms - I understand this is a little late for symptoms to show.

It's another 3-4 weeks before I can conclusively test so I am hoping... Read more »

needlestick injury (medical worker)

Posted by frankie78, 1 Reply
I know my risk is extremely low, but the more reassurance I get, the better I feel. I work for a medical device reprocessing company and we collect single used devices from the operating room. I was picking up a container one day and a syringe (that... Read more »

needlestick question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Do persons infected via needlestick take longer to seroconvert than persons infected in other ways? Also, do IV drug users take longer to seroconvert because they are drug users or because of the way in which they were infected? Does the 13 week... Read more »

Dirty needlestick at work. Pregnant. Worried sick.

Posted by Nurse1986, 2 Replies
On 12/19 I stuck myself with a dirty needle after giving an IM injection. The patient is a teenager with no "high risks" and agreed to an hiv test. After three agonizing days; his test came back negative. I mentioned this to my OB and she said I... Read more »