I had a TB skin test on Monday. I went back on Wednesday to have it read. The student nurse assumed I was coming to have it place. So she had drawn up the vaccine and recapped the syringe. When my name was called I notice she had the syringe in her hand. So I told her I just need it read. She goes to the desk and tell the RN it need to be read. The RN then tell the student to go and put vaccine in the vial. Now I know this is wrong so I ask for manager. The manager tell me it is legal because it is a multi-vial and it is not medicine. I have Lupus, this scared me because of infection. I refuse to go back to the office to get my treatment. Will someone tell me if this practice is ok. I am a nurse with Lupus.
Mar 24, '13
by Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN Senior Moderator
Are you sure they were a RN and a RN student? At the office I go to....they are all MA's. I got a TB test planted and there was not a wheal ....when I said something the I was a wheal isn't necessary for a proper administration of the test...when I complained to the office manager who was the RN I got an apology.....I'm not going there anymore either.
NO..you may NOT put it back in the vial
Last edit by Esme12 on Mar 24, '13