Needle-stick, i think

  1. 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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  2. 22 Comments

  3. by   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?
  4. by   SCnurse2010
    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.
  5. by   resumecpr
    Huh? Confused with my response or were you agreeing with me?
  6. by   Sun0408
    This does not sound right at all. To remove a foley, we use a syringe....no needle. OP, please explain if you can.
  7. by   dekagirlsRN
    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.
  8. by   SCnurse2010
    Confused why you were using a needle to remove a foley.
  9. by   decembergrad2011
    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.
  10. by   traumaRUs
    If you are removing a foley, you use a syringe without a needle - how did you get stuck?
  11. by   indigonurse
    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 If urine is withdrawn a needle is never needed just a syringe b/c a needle can puncture a catheter &/or tubing and the bore of a needle might not be large enough for blood, stones,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.
  12. by   indigonurse
    might want to check a policy and procedure manual to be sure
  13. by   headinsandRN
    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
  14. by   NewlyGradBSN
    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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