Safety syringes are really important because I’ve had a clinician in an emergency room situation who managed to get a used needle up out of the safety device and stick her hand with an HIV-positive patient. She was a pregnant nurse. It was a nightmare. We had OSHA in our building for nine months. I've seen people hurt themselves, come on, you know, you can't be a nurse for 40 years without sticking yourself. Give 100 people their flu shots and eventually you're going to stick your thumb.
March 5, 2012
by Sharon Bradley