i got a needlestick on saturday..my pt. was confused, disoriented, and dying of hepatic failure. she is alcoholic, and who knows about her past. she is also hep c+. initial hiv on her was -.
it was a s.q. needle and she was squirmy. she jumped around before i could trigger the retractor on the needle.
needless to say, i am just devastated. the occ rn for my facility said that they have had 10 sticks like these in the last couple of years, and none of the nurses have seroconverted.
how many out there have been in this situation?
and if so, who has used interferon if they have seroconverted?