Ester day was my first day in the MICU and as a nurse ... While drawing blood from an Aline I punctured my thumb. I was so embarrassed I didn't report it. The patient seemed to be low risk. I let it bleed and washed it off. I don't know what to do.
Report it now. I'm not sure how a person can "look low risk." My former brother-in-law wears suits to work and looks very clean, prosperous and probably low risk. He has Hepatitis C. He was diagnosed with it in New Jersey but now lives in California where he admits that it isn't in his medical record for some of the specialists he sees. "If I have to tell someone, I will," he says. "But I don't want everyone to know I have it." Yes, that's irresponsible and just plain wrong on so many levels, but the guy is a jerk.
Last edit by Ruby Vee on Feb 5, '14
: Reason: Because I can