While at work today, I was doing diabetic accu checks, and had to administer insulin. After administering the insulin, I accidently pricked myself with the dirty needle. I bled very little, but none the less it broke skin. I went to a clinic near by right after it happened, and being it was a workman's comp issue everything was payed for.
HAS THIS HAPPENED TO ANYONE ELES?:aln: I am taking combivir twice daily. The person involved will have to screen for Hep c and HIV in order for me to get off this medication sooner.
Quote from mudd68
I stuck myself with a used insulin needle as well, several years back. The policy at my hospital is to immediately get a sample of the pt's blood (the pt has to give consent). The clinic may also want to test your blood (titer levels,etc). The nurse who I saw said I shouldn't worry too much b/c an insulin needle has a very small bore and probably doesn't hold enough blood to cause an infectious process after one exposure. Plus, the instant you feel the poke you pull away, again, lessening your chance of exposure of your blood with any that might be on the needle. All of the blood tests came out fine and I hope yours do as well.
Thanks for sharing!
Last edit by Jewl on Oct 2, '09
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