The bad news: I stuck my self with a needle this week.
Now for the good news, I just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance by not switching to Geico.:chuckle
Actually, the good news is that it was before I stuck the patient. So neither the pt nor I had to get the blood drawn for those tests.
What happened I was giving my pt insulin shot of 2 units regular insulin, I grabbed their arm with my right hand, had just uncapped the needle. And as I was starting to stick the pt, they moved, and instead of going into the pt, it went into my right index finger. And I think I injected myself with two units. Stop throw the needle away, and then told the charge RN.
Got sent to the ER. Now my unit will not let me live it down. The samething happened on my previous unit where I was a tech, when I got sick with the GI Bug, and threw up on the nurses station. Got sent to the ER that day. They did not let me live it down, they still won't, and when one of my former co-workers saw me in the ER, they just asked what I did this time.
Actually, I think it is funny. And I am getting a lot of laughs from it. Hey, laugh, cause I couldn't stop doing that even in the ER Tuesday evening. And thank god it happened before I stuck the pt instead of after!
I am now 16 weeks into Nursing. And I am about to go on vacation. See you guys in a week.