Hep C workplace exposure

  1. Hey everyone, A week ago I was emptying a JP drain on a Hep C patient. As I opened the drain a drop went into my eye. The drain had what appeared to be Ascites fluid (and confirmed by ICU nurse who tx pt), although it had been placed post op abdominal surgery. Anyone else have a similar situation where ascites fluid went into eye? How did your Hep C antibody test come back? I won't be able to get my results for 5 more weeks and am a bit anxious. Any info you have would be of great help. Thanks!
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  3. by   nurseprnRN
    The CDC website has all the information you could ever hope to need. Short answer: not as bad as you think. But follow the instructions of your personal physician and/or your employee health physician.
  4. by   Meriwhen
    You will have to follow up with your healthcare provider as we can not give medical advice at AN.

    As far as getting infected from accidental exposures, the odds are usually in the nurse's favor. However, when it's YOU on the wrong end of the exposure, such sayings offer little comfort. Be sure to follow your doctor's advice to a T.

    I hope everything turns out OK for you.