But this is different than the typical needlestick injury. Basically I had a patient who had a subq butterfly in her upper arm. I was administering hydromorph into the line, and when I took it out I prickled myself and drew blood.
Because the needle didn't actually contact her body or skin, does that make me at zero risk? Or is there some risk even with a butterfly port? I mean the needle is in her subq layer in her arm, there is liquid separating the needle and the port where I injected, but the liquid must have some exposure? I'm not sure, please help...
Feb 11, '13
This is something we can not really answer as per Terms of Service and medical advice. You really need to speak to your GP or Occ Health Nurse at work