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Seroconverting After Needle Stick

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Occupational Needle Stick

This has already been the worst week ever and it is only Wednesday. Sunday night while at work in the ICU I was administering insulin via a Novolog Flexpen to a patient. Following administration I unscrewed the flexpen needle and placed it in the...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

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Thanks for your question,I'm sorry to hear about your situation, but keep in mind that you're doing everything you need to do! On top of that experts have supplied you with some great information about your risk for all the things you... Read more »

Needle Stick

Dear Dr.Frascino, I am a paramedic who was stuck with a needle on the index finger the other day.... Read more »

odds of a needle stick!

Hello, Dr. Bob. First of all I wanted to tell you that my tests came back, and WOO-HOO. HIV is... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration

Safer Needle Devices: Protecting Health Care Workers

Contents Acronyms and Abbreviations Purpose of this Packet Epidemiology of Needlestick Injuries Occupational Risk of Needlestick Injuries Occupational Risk of Hepatitis B Occupational Risk of Hepatitis C Occupational Risk of HIV ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vermont Sticks With St. Johnsbury Needle Exchange

Despite strong objections from town leaders, the Vermont Department of Health has decided to allow the Vermont CARES needle exchange program to remain open in St. Johnsbury. In a letter dated last Thursday to Town Manager Mike Welch, DOH... Read more »
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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

About Half of Nurses in U.K. Have Experienced Needle Stick Injuries, Many Are Concerned About HIV Risk, Study Says

A recent report by the United Kingdom's Royal College of Nursing found that 48% of the 5,000 nurses polled had been injured by a needle previously used on a patient during their careers, with about one-third fearing risk of exposure to bloodborne... Read more »
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to the RN who seroconverted after 18 months

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi there. I hope you are well.
I read your posts about you taking much longer than the stipulated window period to seroconvert---18 months!
May I ask about your testing history? Did you test at 3, 6, 12 months? And then the final test at 18 months?
I... Read more »

ATTN Moderator re: needle stick

Posted by notsosmart
Please block needle sticks IP address. Read more »

6 week test HIV negative after needle stick from HIV negative patient

Posted by Faith1970, 1 Reply
I pricked my finger after I inserted a 20 gauge IV. The needle did not retract all the way and it pricked my finger through my glove. The patient was tested that day and was negative for HIV, positive for Hep C. I was tested for HIV and Hep C 6... Read more »

Needle stick

Posted by thissucks27, 2 Replies
Hi,

I am a nursing student and I suffered a needle stick during clinical. The needle was sticking out of the sharps container. For some reason it did not fall all the way in. When I went to throw a subsequent needle into the container it poked me in... Read more »