- What should you do after a needle stick injury?
- How soon should you be tested after a needlestick?
- What are the chances of getting a disease from a needlestick?
- Do needlestick injuries need to be reported?
- What tests are done after a needlestick?
- Does PEP work after 72 hours?
- What diseases can be transmitted through needle stick injury?
- Why is it not advisable to squeeze the finger after needle stick injury?
What should you do after a needle stick injury?
What should I do if I injure myself with a used needle?encourage the wound to bleed, ideally by holding it under running water.wash the wound using running water and plenty of soap.do not scrub the wound while you’re washing it.do not suck the wound.dry the wound and cover it with a waterproof plaster or dressing..
How soon should you be tested after a needlestick?
You should be tested for HIV antibody as soon as possible after exposure (base- line) and periodically for at least 6 months after the exposure (e.g., at 6 weeks, 12 weeks, and 6 months).
What are the chances of getting a disease from a needlestick?
Your chances of catching a disease from a single needle stick are usually very low. About 1 out of 300 health care workers accidentally stuck with a needle from someone with HIV get infected. But for hepatitis B, the odds can be as high as nearly 1 in 3 if the worker hasn’t been vaccinated for it.
Do needlestick injuries need to be reported?
You must record all work-related needlestick injuries and cuts from sharp objects that are contaminated with another person’s blood or other potentially infectious material (as defined by 29 CFR 1910.1030). You must enter the case on the OSHA 300 Log as an injury.
What tests are done after a needlestick?
Laboratory studies in exposed individuals/health care worker include the following:Hepatitis B surface antibody.HIV testing at time of incident and again at 6 weeks, 3 months, and 6 months.Hepatitis C antibody at time of incident and again at 2 weeks, 4 weeks, and 8 weeks.
Does PEP work after 72 hours?
PEP must be started within 72 hours after a recent possible exposure to HIV, but the sooner you start PEP, the better. Every hour counts. If you’re prescribed PEP, you’ll need to take it once or twice daily for 28 days. PEP is effective in preventing HIV when administered correctly, but not 100%.
What diseases can be transmitted through needle stick injury?
Blood-borne diseases that could be transmitted by a needlestick injury include human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis C (HCV). Thoroughly wash the wound with soap and water, and go to your doctor or nearest emergency department as soon as possible. The risk of disease transmission is low.
Why is it not advisable to squeeze the finger after needle stick injury?
It should not be squeezed to induce bleeding. The extent of the wound, if any, or the probability of exposure of open skin lesions or mucous membranes to blood should be assessed. The child’s immunization status for tetanus and HBV should be determined.