Needle stick injury

What is Needle stick injury?

Any injury caused due to needles used in health-care settings is called a needle stick injury. Most commonly, this is due to an error of movement by the health-care provider while preparing to inject medication in a patient, and can occur to the patient or to the care-provider himself/herself.

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5 years back I have used used-syringe to fill Ink in the cartridge of Ink-Jet Printer.
I have taken this used-syringe uncle clinic...

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Hello doctor... From the last 3-4 months, i am facing a rather constant worry about contracting any blood borne viral infection eg hepatitis b & c...

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I help out my neighbor give ivy to her cat
I was trying to take off the cap and it was stuck finally it came of but a stuck my thumb.
She told...

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risk with needle stick injury

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Your chances of contracting HIV, HCV are low . usually with cotaminated needle...

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Hello doctor... From the last 3-4 months, i am facing a rather constant worry about contracting any blood borne viral infection eg hepatitis b & c...

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Is it possible for me to contact hiv if someone blood got on my arm 8 hours after I had a TB test ? Is the injection site access to my blood stream...

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Hi doc a clean needle penetrated my glove which had had a slight amount of patient blood who is ,hep C and HIV Positive and stuck my thumb .i...

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Hi doctor. Please try to sort this one out for me.in2006 I received three doses of hepatitis b vaccine. Later in 2009,i had a needle stick injury...

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Sir, I am 27 year old male doing post graduation in pharmacology (MD).
I have never done any high risk behaviour e.g sexual intercourse, no needle...

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Accidental lancet prick with a lot of bleeding from a used lancet of someone with Hep C.
I know the virus can live for up to 4 days and the person...

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