Guys, I know my question might sound stupid to you, but I am totally serious and concerned as there was a similar incident investigated:
Please let me know what you think on the possibility of getting infected from cotton, patch and (potentially) needle been in contact with hands and non-sterile GP practice surface.
I really don't think so. no. Infected? Maybe. Hep c no
The situation you describe has No Risk.
You are Ok! No worries.
Nah, don't worry about it
But she should have been wearing gloves as that is standard procedure in a setting where blood is being drawn and for her own protection as well
Thanks everyone for your replies and support. I also think that no safety practices should be neglected in the healthcare environment. It is sadly the case that some healthcare workers might get too complacent about health & safety in their daily jobs and start cutting the corners to the potential risk of themselves and their patients.
Any other opinions on the concern, please?
Your risk is extremely small but get the cheap anti-body test in 6 months or so to keep you from worrying about it.