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Please Help....needlestick injury...

  1. 0 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...
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  3. Visit  Silverdragon102 profile page
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    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