Needle-stick, i think - page 3

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I was wearing clean gloves and I was stuck by a used needle. It was for foley catheter removal, I checked the gloves there was no hole...I check my hand there was no blood. Am I in danger of getting some sort of disease? or am I... Read More


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    you stuck the needle in the balloon port and stuck yourself? i really don't think the needle would have came into contact with any bodily fluids, just normal saline from the balloon, which has no contact with the patient's urine-2 seperate tubes within the f/c (unless the balloon sprung a leak, in which case you wouldn't have had to d/c the cath in the first place, it would have just slid out on it's own). so if you stuck yourself removing an anchored f/c via the balloon port, it would have been with sterile saline. on a side note, try removing the needle from a syringe and hooking it up to a balloon port on a cath (non anchored of course , just a random extra cath) and experiment with it. it should fit like a glove and allow you to both inflate and deflate the balloon without the needle. follow your hospital guidelines, of course! and i'm sorry you're having to go through a needle stick scare i stuck myself with a clean needle once and it scared me to death..even though i knew it wasn't contaminated, just the thought was scary.
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    Quote from evernurse
    you stuck the needle in the balloon port and stuck yourself? i really don't think the needle would have came into contact with any bodily fluids, just normal saline from the balloon, which has no contact with the patient's urine-2 seperate tubes within the f/c (unless the balloon sprung a leak, in which case you wouldn't have had to d/c the cath in the first place, it would have just slid out on it's own). so if you stuck yourself removing an anchored f/c via the balloon port, it would have been with sterile saline. on a side note, try removing the needle from a syringe and hooking it up to a balloon port on a cath (non anchored of course , just a random extra cath) and experiment with it. it should fit like a glove and allow you to both inflate and deflate the balloon without the needle. follow your hospital guidelines, of course! and i'm sorry you're having to go through a needle stick scare i stuck myself with a clean needle once and it scared me to death..even though i knew it wasn't contaminated, just the thought was scary.
    my sentiments exactly. it's like i want to get tested but i dont know what should i get tested for. what did you do after that incident?
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    not likely that you would have gotten any bloodborne diseases from urine (unless the urine was bloody), but any exposure with a needle needs to be reported. If you felt the stick, then you were stuck whether it bled or not.


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