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Hepatitis Patient

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Meraj1 Meraj1 (New) New

Hi . My patient have acute hepatitis. I was removing the spike from the used NS bag and the solution got in my mouth. I could taste the NS after in my mouth. Is there a chance for infection?

DextersDisciple, BSN, RN

Has 7 years experience.

No. The saline was from the bag not from the pts bloodstream. Even if the NSS wasn't on a pump gravity doesn't allow for blood to travel upwards into the bag of IVF.

Rose_Queen, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in OR, education. Has 15 years experience.

Did you report the exposure per your facility's policy/protocol? This will be addressed by those who are responsible for tracking and treating exposures.

traumaRUs, MSN, APRN, CNS

Specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU. Has 27 years experience.

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