needle stick injury?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Being stabbed, or the skin being punctured by a needle ... unless you know precisely where it's been, ya need to go get checked out.

  • 1 decade ago

    If you have had a nedlestick injury you need to keep under running water and milk the area to make it bleed. Then cover the area with a clean dressing like a plaster and report to your local A&E or occupational health if working as a health care professional. They will check to see if you have contracted hepatitis b or c and will offer you a booster. They can test for HIV but you may need counselling for this as it won't show up until up to 3 months following the injury if it happens. Hope it helps.

    Source(s): I work as a practice nurse and have encountered this before
  • 1 decade ago

    Hurt like the dickens, and are dangerous too. If clean needle take care of it the same way you would any other wound, neosporin and a band aid to protect it. If dirty needle have the person who was stuck with it get tested for Hepatitis and HIV, then Get yourself tested as well.

  • 1 decade ago

    If you have a needle stick from a dubious source, it is critical that you attend casualty as quickly as possible! All A+E departments have a protocol for this. It involves blood tests, which need repeated, and a risk assessment. If appropriate, following this you would be offered a cocktail of antiviral therapy to reduce your risks of HIV and Hepatitis C.

    Source(s): GP for more years than I care to remember
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  • 1 decade ago

    1. wash thouroghly withsoap and lukewarm water but do not scrub the area.

    2.Gently encourage bleeding

    3. Cover with waterproof plaster.

    4. Report incident to charge nurse/line manager

    5. Contact occupational health.

    Source(s): NHS needlestick injury guidelines
  • 1 decade ago

    Not sure what the question is but, if you work for the health profession, check with staff health regarding policy and proceedure. Usually have to have blood taken.

  • 1 decade ago

    You could have your eye out with one of those!

  • 1 decade ago

    banana jungel ape

  • 1 decade ago

    You should have a tetanus jab. !!

  • 1 decade ago

    What about it?

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