Needle stick and MRSARegister Today!
- by Marilyn Gilbert Jan 9, '11While 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.
- Jan 9, '11 by traumaRUsProbably better to take it up with occupational health.
- Jan 9, '11 by nurse2033Sorry that happened. Be sure to report it and follow all your employer's protocols.
- Jan 9, '11 by traumaRUsI 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.