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Author Topic: First Time  (Read 10247 times)

asdfkjaweoituaslv

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First Time
« on: February 06, 2008, 08:11:30 PM »

So today I received my first needlestick injury and I am trying my hardest not to completely freak out.  It\'s pretty scary thinking about all the possibilities so I would love to just talk to other people who actually understand what I am going through.
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stillwell

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me, too
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2008, 08:13:44 PM »

This very afternoon, in fact.  I did it with an acupuncture needle.  I\'m an acupuncture intern studying Chinese medicine, and I was treating a client who is HIV positive.

Scary, and exasperating because there is no info out there about needlesticks with acupuncture needles (which aren\'t hypodermic.)

Sending you support
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kswann83

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I was stuck with scissors
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2008, 12:45:27 PM »

I was recently stuck by a pair of scissors that came from a suture kit. I am an er tech and part of my "responsibity" is to put the non disposable instruments in water and disinfectant and scrub them and prepare them for sterilization. Well the scissors that I was poked with (in the thumb) had been in the solution well over 8 hours probably more like 12 to 24 hours but I was scrubbing the scissors with a little scrub brush and my hand slipped causing me to poke myself in the thumb! As I was cleaning the darn things I noticed there was no blood or anything on the scissors that I could see but i was thinking to myself how bad it would suck to stick myself and them BAM out of nowhere my hand slipped and I poked myself. I had to do all the testing that is required , but the thing that sucks is that it was an unknown source so Im freaking out not knowing what to do! I just wanna cry. How long can viruses, bacteria live in water/disinfectant? I am so scared i wanna cry. Can anyone give me any advice? Im just freaking out b/c of unknown source!:confused:
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