Friday, May 26, 2006

Ouch!

I love being in the cardiac cath lab, but the job has its inherent hazards. One day this week, while removing the sharps from our cath table, I was stuck with a sharp needle.

Fortunately, the needle was only used to draw up medications and had never touched our patient. But what if it had? The small wound in my hand is healing well, and my risk of contracting anything is exceedingly low.

From now on, I'm going to be much more careful.

4 comments:

lonna said...

That's always the scary part of medicine. When I see accidental sticks on House or ER I always wonder how often that really happens. It happened to one of my cousins who is a nurse, but nothing bad happened to her either.

Danielle said...

Oooh, I'm glad you're okay. I imagine that's an occupational hazard of being a medical professional.

KleoPatra said...

SCARY. I'm glad to know you are fine, VeganDoc!

Vegan Knitting said...

I stuck myself right up under the nail once with a needle that had been used to draw blood!!! Luckily, it was used on a duck, not a human, so I didn't have anything to worry about. One advantage of wildlife rehab...