Needle-stick, i think

  1. 0 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 just paranoid here?
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    Joined Aug '09; Posts: 133; Likes: 10.

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  4. Visit  resumecpr} profile page
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    I do not believe you have anything to worry about. But I do have one question: Why were you using a sharp to remove a foley?
  5. Visit  SCnurse2010} profile page
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    Quote from resumecpr
    I do not believe you have anything to worry about. But I do have one question: Why were you using a sharp to remove a foley?
    This. I'm confused.
  6. Visit  resumecpr} profile page
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    Huh? Confused with my response or were you agreeing with me?
  7. Visit  Sun0408} profile page
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    This does not sound right at all. To remove a foley, we use a syringe....no needle. OP, please explain if you can.
  8. Visit  dekagirlsRN} profile page
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    Quote from NewlyGradBSN
    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 just paranoid here?
    WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? This makes no sense on so many levels.
  9. Visit  SCnurse2010} profile page
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    Confused why you were using a needle to remove a foley.
  10. Visit  decembergrad2011} profile page
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    Can't you use a needle to obtain a sample from a foley? And it's from the tubing, not the bag. Just something that floated into my brain, because I remember learning about that in lab.
  11. Visit  traumaRUs} profile page
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    If you are removing a foley, you use a syringe without a needle - how did you get stuck?
  12. Visit  indigonurse} profile page
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    Usually urine has to be fresh sample, usually the tubing that goes to the drainage bag is disconnected and the urine allowed to drain from the f/c into a sterile container, then sent to the lab. If urine is withdrawn a needle is never needed just a syringe b/c a needle can puncture a catheter &/or tubing and the bore of a needle might not be large enough for blood, stones, etc. to pass through.
  13. Visit  indigonurse} profile page
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    might want to check a policy and procedure manual to be sure
  14. Visit  headinsandRN} profile page
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    waiting for the dots to be connected in regards to using a needle with a foley

    I am sorry to hear about your stick but the input you get in reply to your original post is no substitute for a lab

    I suggest you report this and follow your hospital's policy on what to do next
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  15. Visit  NewlyGradBSN} profile page
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    Quote from resumecpr
    I do not believe you have anything to worry about. But I do have one question: Why were you using a sharp to remove a foley?
    We still use the foley cath with the balloon lock. so i needed to remove the water in the balloon before removing the cath.


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