Needlesticks - page 2

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  1. by   vamedic4
    I was orienting a new tech several years ago and we were starting an IV on a 15 y/o trauma victim. We went over the procedure in detail verbally prior to my trainee's attempt. She got the IV, but in her excitement she got busy talking to the patient and took her eyes off the needle. Holding it between her fingers like a cigarette, she slung it down by her side and directly in to my left hand. OUCH. Luckily this patient turned out not to have anything.