This is a discussion on Safety needles in Home Health Nursing, part of Nursing Specialties ... I was a hospital nurse for almost 5 years and, in those years, the only time I ever saw a...
I was a hospital nurse for almost 5 years and, in those years, the only time I ever saw a non-safety needle was when I had to deaccess a port that had been accessed by a home care RN.
I recently started working in home care and see many patients who have needles in the home for some reason or another- IM or subq shots, PAC access at home, etc. and none of the needles that they get from their supply companies are safety needles. One of the nurses I work with says this is because they are more expensive.
Just wondering other people's experiences. I would honestly think that if you need safety needles anywhere, you need them in the home where you have lay people giving injections!
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