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.
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  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.