Exposure to Hep C?

  1. So I'm a nursing student and I work on a med surg unit. Today I had a patient with Hep C and I put an IV in him with my instructor. He bleed all over my hands (yes I had gloves on). I went to go take the gloves off and I am really hoping I wasn't exposed to it. I have a little cut on my finger from yard work and I forgot to put a band aid on it. So i really hope blood didn't get on it from taking my gloves off. Sorry I'm just paranoid. I did wash my hands like 30 times lol
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  3. by   SiwanRN
    Hi! Per terms of service, we can't give medical advice. However, I would encourage you to notify your nursing instructor and the occupational health department of the hospital you do your rotations in to report the exposure if you are concerned. They will be able to give you the best advice regarding risk level from this exposure.