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Suppose the situation did happen it was not a risk to your kids. There was no IV injection involved with a blood return and I seriously doubt that any of your kids are HIV positve to worry about one child transmitting HIV to another.
While the nurse did not follow proper procedure (and you already told the doctor)...she did not put ANYone at risk. An injection is just that...and as long as the needle was changed, there is nothing to worry about.
Move on and relax, there is nothing to worry about.
What on earth are you talking about? No one has said anything about banning you.
I WISH you would take what everyone has said as the truth tho...there was not a risk with what you've described. Certainly I understand you being angry at the lack of proper procedure, but the bottom line is...your children were not at risk.
The way IV (as in drug use) issues become a risk is when there is blood in the bore of a needle, and then the same needle is used on the next person, WITH the blood still inside the bore. Being that the needle was changed, there is no risk.....at all.
That is not totally all true. IV drug users always draw when shooting up to make sure they get a blood return which backflows into the syringe. The syringe if immediately use by other IV drug abuser without proper clean has a very good chance of contracting HIV from blood residue left in the syringe from the first user. Which is totally different from the situation above where no blood was involved.
Teak...That's what is different with the two situations is right. With an IV drug user...like you said...they draw back on the syringe to make sure they are in a vessel, hence the (signficant) blood in the bore. With an injection, there is a SLIGHT draw back to make sure we are NOT in a vessel..but not enough to make a difference (not like intravenous use).
Plus, the needles were changed anyway...which totally negates any of this.
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