Needle stick and MRSA

  1. While injecting lidocaine into an abcess of a patient with a history of MRSA, the doctor accidently stuck me with the dirty needle. What are the chances of MRSA being transmitted via a 27 gauge needle that has been in pus and blood? Needless to say, I am very upset.
  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   traumaRUs
    Probably better to take it up with occupational health.
  4. by   nurse2033
    Sorry that happened. Be sure to report it and follow all your employer's protocols.
  5. by   traumaRUs
    I did attempt to look up statistics but without the abscess being confirmed MRSA it is going to depend on other factors. Sorry we can't help.