Is it a needlestick if the skin is not pierced?

  1. Gave a lovenox inject with a safety needle, while I was closing it I thought the syrnge touched my arm, I looked around and couldn't find any blood or puncture mark, so thought nothing more about it. Didn't feel like a "stick or prick" just something touched me. Should I have reported this?
    Last edit by sunny59 on Nov 2, '07 : Reason: forgot info
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  3. by   SuesquatchRN
  4. by   sunny59
    Thanks, I didn't think so. I am new on the job - new grad - and paranoid about everything.

    I found a scrape on my other arm and am now worried about how I got that and where - had several iso pts this week.

    Do you ever get over being worried about every little thing or getting something nasty on the job?
  5. by   SuesquatchRN
    I never did worry about every little thing or catching something nasty on the job. Maybe because I'm ridiculously healthy and always have been. I don't get sick easily. A cold once a year.

    Calm down. If you whack yourself with a dirty needle you'll know.
  6. by   jmgrn65
    no, if you are going to worry about every thing. You will make your self sick with worry.