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What should I do after needle stick exposure?

What should I do after needle stick exposure?

Be tested: And receive HIV prophylaxis if the needle came from an hiv+ person. Every hospital in usa should have a clear policy on this. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more


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Can you get hepititis through a needle stick?

Can you get hepititis through a needle stick?

No.: Assuming you were using clean needles than you should not be abke to contract any transmissible diseases. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have a needle stick injury?

What can I do if I have a needle stick injury?

Seek immediate care: The risks of getting a blood borne infection from a needle stick are very low, but the consequences can be severe. Get in to see an occupational medicine specialist as soon as possible (or go to an ER if you can't be seen in a clinic right away). If a decision is made to take treatments to prevent infection time from the exposure is critical. ...Read more

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What should I do if I just suffered a needle stick injury?

What should I do if I just suffered a needle stick injury?

Needle stick injury: If you work in medical facility, file incident report & follow the facility's needle stick injury protol. If hiv-infected blood is involved, there are protocols & meds for prevention. Check with your supervisor. ...Read more

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Accidental needle stick, what to expect with tests, treatment?

Accidental needle stick, what to expect with tests, treatment?

What kind?: What was the circumstances & needle type. Was the needle in contact with another person's blood first? Hollow needle or not? If it was in contact with another person did that person have transmissible disease risks? Can the other person be tested ffor hepatitis & hiv? Report the incident to your supervisor if it is a work related injury. An er can perform blood testing & review risks. ...Read more

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How serious is the occupational risk of needle stick injuries to health care, really?

How serious is the occupational risk of needle stick injuries to health care, really?

Yes: Very i was pregnant with my first child was stuck by hiv/hep c decided to pray had to wait 6 months for final clearance it is very real and very serious - i would not give up what I do since people who are in healthcare truly care. ...Read more

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In a clinical setting, is there any other way of getting hiv other than needle stick?

In a clinical setting, is there any other way of getting hiv other than needle stick?

HIV: clinical transmission of the HIV virus other than sexual, and by needle stick, is very uncommon, but a few anecdotal cases have been reported, such as saliva transfer and breast milk transfer. A needle stick is the most risky, but splashing of blood from a syringe or test tube, especially if the blood contacted the eye, open wound in the skin, or mucous membranes can result in transmission. . ...Read more

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In blood ch/up anti hb core total result was positive other all neg !i had needle stick 2010 with pt susp hb carrier ! I am worried .Marrid w 2kids.

In blood ch/up  anti hb core total result was positive  other all neg !i had needle stick 2010 with pt susp hb carrier ! I am worried .Marrid w 2kids.

Follow up: Trusting anti-hbsag, hbsag, e-antigen and e-antibody negative. Have you been immunized? If not, why not? It's likely that you had the disease and got over it. Or the anti-hbcab may be a false positive and thus you should consider being immunized again. Or you may have a smoldering infection with a very small amount of virus. Trust your family is immunized. Follow up and don't stress out. ...Read more

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Can needle stick efficiently transmit hep c?

Can needle stick efficiently transmit hep c?

You bet: The overwhelming majority of cases of hep c are transmitted by needle in one fashion or another; drug use, transfusions (although not in usa anymore), tattoing, accidents in medical settings, etc. ...Read more

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What should I do if a needle stick positive for Hep C poked me?

What should I do if a needle stick positive for Hep C poked me?

Get tested ASAP: Best thing to do is go to your employee health department at work and have them do a blood test for hepatitis C (or HCV Ab). The good news is that you only have less than 3% chance of contracting hepatitis C from a needle stick and the better news is that if by chance you contracted it, the new medications that just came out can cure hepatitis C in greater than 95% of cases. ...Read more

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I had a needle stick at work and needle stick after giving insulin Person has history of Herpes simlex ?

I had a needle stick at work and needle stick after giving insulin Person has history of Herpes simlex ?

Was event reported?: First, your place of employment should have a standard needlestick protocol. Any place that provides healthcare and utilizes needles should have a guideline or procedure for event response. Regarding herpes simplex, unless you are placing injections in the oral or genital region, the risk is very low of contracting HSV infection as a result of the stick. You should be safe with that regard. ...Read more

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Risk for contracting HIV through needle stick with risk for contracting hepatitis b?

Risk for contracting HIV through needle stick with risk for contracting hepatitis b?

HIV infectivity: Overall, the risk of transmission of hepatitis b in the per vaccine era was about 30%. Risk of acquiring HIV via needle is more like 0.3 %. ...Read more

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Needle stick injury and hiv/aids?

Needle stick injury and hiv/aids?

What is question?: Needle sticks can transmit HIV disease in medical environments. Most health care facilities have protocols to deal with this situation, and multiple regulations have dramatically reduced the frequency with which this occurs. ...Read more

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Should prophylactic treatment begin 24 hrs. After an accidental needle stick?

Immediately: If a situation arises in which accidental needle stick occurs, the more rapidly the institution of prophylaxis, the better. Would not wait for testing of the person from whom the needle came because if they prove negative, prophylaxis can be discontinued. ...Read more

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What to do if i got a needle stick injury .. The needle just scratched my finger but no blood no injury , but i still worrie?

What to do if i got a needle stick injury .. The needle just scratched my finger but no blood no injury , but i still worrie?

Depends: This is a constant fear and worry amongst health care professionals. If you just grazed yourself and didn't break the skin, no blood and no penetration, you have nothing to worry about. Most of us wouldn't bother reporting this type of injury. If you actually stuck yourself and the needle inserted, whether there was visible blood or not, report to your employee health service or see your physician ...Read more

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Can someone get a disease from a needle stick that caused them to bleed from a needle that was used while giving iron shots to newborn baby pigs?

Can someone get a disease from a needle stick that caused them to bleed from a needle that was used while giving iron shots to newborn baby pigs?

Unlikely: But doubt that this has ever been the subject of a detailed scientific investigation. If you develop any suspicious symptoms would take this history with you to the doctor and be evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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I received a needle stick from a suture needle while performing external sutures. There was visible blood on the suture needle.The patient had interna?

I received a needle stick from a suture needle while performing external sutures. There was visible blood on the suture needle.The patient had interna?

Employee health: See your employee health immediately or go to the emergency room of the nearest hospital to ascertain if you need post-exposure prophylaxis. The sooner you see a doctor the better. Do not delay! ...Read more