Hi all

I have a question that i need to get clarification please. While a nurse is preparing an injection and accidentally stick herself should a prophylactic treatment be initiated?

should the nurse stop the bleeding as soon as possible?

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia. Has 46 years experience.

Is this a homework question? If so, what does your research tell you?

klone, MSN, RN

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Specializes in OB-Gyn/Primary Care/Ambulatory Leadership. Has 17 years experience.

What, specifically, are the risks/concerns regarding needlestick injuries?

Has 33 years experience.

You cannot contaminate yourself... with a sterile needle. Needle stick injuries occur after the injection.

KelRN215, BSN, RN

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Specializes in Pedi. Has 16 years experience.

If you are drawing up a medication for an injection with a new, sterile needle and stick yourself in the process, where is the risk that would warrant post-exposure prophylaxis? There has been no exposure.