Finger Sticks - page 2

I am a nursing student who is about to graduate and came dangerously close to sticking myself today during a blood draw. I actually pierced my glove but not my skin!!! This really shook me up. ... Read More

  1. by   HR1973
    Quote from nursingirl2007
    Do you think it is possible to go through your nursing career without sticking yourself?
    I had work in diferent scenarios and most of the nurses who precept me always was telling me the story of their FIRST stick.....I think that ED is the depatment when you risk the most, but there is always the posibility in any department.
  2. by   augigi
    I"ve stuck myself with a clean needle while drawing up drugs, but never had a dirty needlestick.

    I agree there is never a valid reason to recap a needle. It has been shown that this is the cause of many needlesticks - hence the development of needles systems. Not having a sharps container isn't a valid reason - bring one!
  3. by   Larry77
    Quote from augigi
    Not having a sharps container isn't a valid reason - bring one!
    LOL...room 15 is coding quick grab the sharps container!!!

    This is just one of those "style" issues...you guys do it your way, me and my coworkers will do it ours. Maybe some of you should strap a sharps container to your waist right next to your fanny pack

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