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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

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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