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Needle sticks

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by New CCU RN New CCU RN (Member) Member

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I was wondering how many of you have ever had a needle stick injury. If you have, what actions did you or your facility take after the injury? Just wondering...:eek:

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P_RN has 30 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ORTHOPAEDICS-CERTIFIED SINCE 89.

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Here is a current thread on just this very thing.

https://allnurses.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=23213

What did *I* do??? CRY

What did the hospital do? as little as they possibly could....now to give them the benefit of the doubt, it was quite a few years ago.

I received the hospital's FIRST HepB series that the employee didn't have to pay for themselves. They told me it would be $200, I told them see my lawyer... Yes that was a looooong time ago.

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sjoe has 15 years experience and specializes in Corrections, Psych, Med-Surg.

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Check out the "6 weeks into school" thread on this forum for a current example of facility support for this kind of on-the-job injury.

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