Last friday was was stuck with a 15g dialysis needle. The needle was inside the pt fistula. He is hep c+ with a viral load of 6 million iu/ml. The needle was not lodged in my finger nor was it a deep stick It was only the very tip of this needle. I had on latex gloves and upon cleaning this pt. area Another employee had left the needle laying out after removing it. The needles were out for about ten minutes before I was pricked. I did bleed it out and wash with soap and water. I also went to the dr. and had labs done on myself and the source pt. They are hep b and hiv neg. so thats good news. However I have not slept good im worried sick I have a 3 month old baby and hubby.. i do not want to get sick
.. does anyone know anything about this that could possibly ease my mind?