Needlestick

Word NEEDLESTICK
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This is what happens when a phlebotomist or nurse is being careless, or the patient is flailing their arms around. This is when your needle being used for a blood-draw sticks you and gives you whatever disease your patient has. Urban Dictionary

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The word "needlestick" in example sentences

- Post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) for high risk occupational and nonoccupational exposure (such as needlestick injuries among medical staff or rape) - Pre-exposure prophylaxis of high risk groups (for example, haemophiliacs) - HAART therapy to reduce sexual transmission among discordant couples (where one partner is HIV-positive and the other negative). ❋ Unknown (2003)

Graeme Cameron, Hospital Care Business Manager at B. Braun Medical said: "The full exposure of health care workers to such viruses is not known as needlestick injuries are often unreported. ❋ Unknown (2009)

We are expected to do procedures with needles potentially putting ourselves and others at risk of contracting HIV by needlestick injuries, this even after having been awake and on our feet for 24 hours and more. ❋ Unknown (2009)

One of the shift got a needlestick injury last night. ❋ Inspector Gadget (2007)

Dr. Baruch does a good job of motivating his characters, and often the motivation is fear -- not just the sick patient but the student with an HIV needlestick, the doctor walking home late at night who encounters a dissatisfied patient. ❋ Unknown (2008)

This is a procedure performed by a cardiologist in which a thin plastic tube is inserted in an artery, usually in the groin, via needlestick, and advanced up to the heart. ❋ M.D. Vivian Pinn (2006)

Survivors will be counselled, including on the risks, so that can make an informed choice, and will be provided with the drugs if they so choose in accordance with guidelines and protocols (as is done in the case of needlestick injuries) ❋ GCIS (2002)

The meeting also resolved that someone who had contracted HIV from sexual attack or needlestick injury would not receive anti-retrovirals because the research had not yet spelled the efficacy of the drugs. ❋ Unknown (2002)

People who claimed this were extrapolating on studies done where doctors punctured themselves through needlestick injuries in operations. ❋ Unknown (2002)

"Anti-retrovirals are prescribed after rape on the basis that they have been shown to reduce infections among health workers who sustain needlestick (syringe) injuries." ❋ Unknown (2002)

Survivors will be counselled, including on the risks, so that can make an informed choice, and will be provided with the drugs if they so choose in accordance with guidelines and protocols (as is done in the case of needlestick injuries) * What does government's programme offer in the way of treatment? ❋ Unknown (2002)

These patent-protected syringes incorporate automatic, operator-controlled needle retraction features which are fully integrated within the barrel, and are designed to protect those at risk of needlestick injuries and unsafe injection practices. ❋ Unknown (2011)

Mr. Alan Shortall, CEO of Unilife said: Our Unitract 1mL safety syringes, which are designed for use when drawing medication from a vial or ampoule, can provide optimal protection to healthcare workers and others at risk of infection from needlestick injuries.

The Unitract range of 1mL insulin and tuberculin syringes utilize a unique combination of automatic and fully integrated safety features to provide optimal protection to healthcare workers and patients at risk of needlestick injuries when injecting a drug supplied in a vial or ampoule.

[Phlebotomist]: "That damn [mental patient] tried to attack me and ended up giving me a [needlestick]. Now I have AIDS." ❋ Adieu (2011)

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