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What is the standard and documented procedure for removing a pigtail Heimlich catheter from the chest after a pneumothorax caused by needle punctures?
Cactus needle punctured vein in hand which swelled up immed. Any treatment> patient is 65, a female in good health?
Depends on a lot: Is the needle or portion of it in your foot? An infection can cause delayed healing and pain. Did you have a tetanus shot in last 5 years? Are you diabetic? Those with poor ciculation or immunocompomised will have delayed or no healing. By the way, how long has it been? An uncomplicated stick from a needle if cared for properly in a healthy person should heal within 10 to n14 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Go to ER: Go immediately to the nearest emergency room. ...Read more
Ophthalmologist Exam: If the puncture is with a clean needle and there is no fluid leaking from the eye then antibiotic eyedrops and observation to make sure there is no infection is probably all that is necessary. The treatment also depends an where the needle penetrated the globe. Leaking wounds or wounds with dirty of vegetative wounds (i.e. Cactus thorn) probably need surgical closure and intraocular antibiotics. ...Read more
I am an intern medical technologist and yesterday i was extracting a patient and accidentally puncture myself on the needle and i eventually test the ?
Please let your: Employer/ educator know about the blood stick now. Always report on the job injuries - it is especially important with a blood stick as there are specific protocols for this at each facility. ...Read more
I have cvid. In the past 6-8 weeks sm. Papercuts, punctures from IV needles& blood draws don't heal in 1-3 days they take 2 weeks new symptom, concerns?
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