yesterday at work a child of about 4-5 yr hit her head on a display cas e(i work in dept store) and got a cut about 1.5 inch long and it was gushing blood. i rushed her father into our break room and tried to get him to put pressure on the wound while i called security. he was brazilian and didn't understand english well so i pulled paper towels and put pressure on it myself. i wasn't wearing gloves because i was hurrying to stop her from bleeding. i got a little blood on my hands. i had no cuts that were visible on my hands and the blood wasn't even very visible on my hands. it's possible blood from the paper towels and tissues the man was holding brushed my hands as well. she got 2 stitches at the hospital. the family looked middle class and were young and the girl looked healthy otherwise. i was doing a react first worry later response and didn't think about hiv or hep c until now. my bf told me not to worry that unless i had a gaping wound and touched her wound with mine it isn't a big deal, but next time to wear gloves to protect myself and the victim. should i be worried? i obviously washed my hands with soap and water afterwards.
Copyright 1994-2018MedHelp.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Vitals Consumer Services, LLC.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.