help! My g/f stuck herself... - page 4

Hello all, I hope this is the right forum for this. She is an ICU RN, ~1yr out of school. A few nights ago she messed up somehow and stuck herself in her thumb with a needle after drawing blood... Read More

  1. by   Daytonite
    Malloy. . .as nice as your posts make you seem, I have a real problem with male significant others who post about problems their female nurse partners are having. Nurses are battleships and are perfectly able to stand up for themselves. I, for one, would be extremely insulted if someone were forcing unwanted interference upon me regarding a problem I have to deal with. Your SO's significant absence from this discussion makes me wonder what your real motivation here is. If you are worried about the impact this is going to have on you, just say so, so we can get you the correct information you are looking for. Otherwise, I'd like to know why your girlfriend isn't speaking for herself here.
  2. by   GeminiTwinRN
    Quote from daytonite
    otherwise, i'd like to know why your girlfriend isn't speaking for herself here.
    maybe you missed malloy's response as quoted here:

    bsn: im obviously worried about her health. when i mentioned 'statistics' i was hoping for something like, ".0005 % of nurses who get stuck with a low risk needle contract hiv" or something similar. while she was (again) obviously worried about that, she seemed more worried about her job status. she was very emotional (as well as sick) and its not the best time of the month for such trauma.

    apparently, this is a bad "time of the month" for her, and she is incapable of mounting her own inquiry.


    i have to agree with daytonite on this one. while malloy does seem to be genuinely concerned for his girlfriend, this last quote from him does shed a different light on this for me. i'm not sure what her period (and i'm guessing here) has to do with the obvious trauma that she has suffered.

    i hope all ends well for both of you.




  3. by   BSNtobe2009
    Quote from leslasic
    maybe you missed malloy's response as quoted here:

    bsn: im obviously worried about her health. when i mentioned 'statistics' i was hoping for something like, ".0005 % of nurses who get stuck with a low risk needle contract hiv" or something similar. while she was (again) obviously worried about that, she seemed more worried about her job status. she was very emotional (as well as sick) and its not the best time of the month for such trauma.

    apparently, this is a bad "time of the month" for her, and she is incapable of mounting her own inquiry.


    i have to agree with daytonite on this one. while malloy does seem to be genuinely concerned for his girlfriend, this last quote from him does shed a different light on this for me. i'm not sure what her period (and i'm guessing here) has to do with the obvious trauma that she has suffered.

    i hope all ends well for both of you.



    yup! i just could not, for the life of me, imagine where a nurse with 2 years of experience would even remotely get the idea that their job was at risk for a needlestick...for the very reasons daytonite described in her last post. i just find that hard to swallow. a person woudn't have to work in a hospital very long to know that this is a job hazard and treated like any other on-the-job injury, and take an appropriate course of action.

    my "instinct" told me was it's the so that is really concerned about the job.

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