If you believe you have been exposed to HIV and want help to judge your risk, would like advice about HIV testing, or have questions about the effectiveness of condoms or risks associated with specific sexual practices, this is the site for you.
I am a resident physician stitching up a wound when my hemostat snap open and got a couple of blood droplets splash into my face and eye. The patient was in the ER, with wife, and family. I don't know any more history. My attending told me not to worry, but I am worry sick. What should I do? Please reply. Thank you.
When we nurses get a blood or body fluid splash in the eyeor mucus membranes, we report to Employee health who makes a report of the incident. They review whether we are current with our HepB shots. They will take information as to the source patient, and decide if rapid HIV testing on the source patient is necessary according to the situation. It isn't often necessary.
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