Nov 15, '12
by Meriwhen, ASN, BSN, RN
You've probably injected very little of the medication--if any--into your finger during the fingerstick. I've also jabbed myself with a Haldol/Ativan needle and I survived with no ill effects. If it were me, I would not be very concerned.
However, I am not a doctor and per the TOS we can't give medical advice. If you have any medical questions about the injury or effects of any medication that you possibly have injected, then your doctor is who you need to talk to. At the least, talk to your occupational/employee health department.
And remember, it could have been far worse: at least you stuck yourself with a sterile needle. So consider yourself lucky to learn your lesson about needle safety in this way.
Last edit by Meriwhen on Nov 15, '12