Needle stick injury, What do i do ?
Performing a minor gum surgery, the doctor was wearing the magnifying eye goggles where he can only see the area he's working on and nothing else... He pulled out the needle and punctured me, I said nothing, but it hurted.... I then 5 minutes later when he was done with the surgery i went and reported it to him, he got really scared and said to go wash it right away with soap and water... so i did.... then i reported it to my manager, and she said that it was fine, not to worry about anything... i played cool.... and a week later asked her if i should go tested and if the company would cover that expense... she said not to worry, that she would record it in the OSHA needle stick book... and that all would be fine.... As a healthcare provider i know what to do, i should go and get checked.... but should i do something else? its been about a month now... and i havent done anything... any other experienced health care workers out there with the same issue or any one willing to share what to do?