Needlestick personal account

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Intravenous news: “I felt a sharp sting. Looking down, I saw a small scarlet drop emerging from the tip of my left index finger. I had stabbed my finger against the needle I had just used to anesthetize Jeans skin, a needle I still held in my right hand.

I stared at the tiny red bloom on my fingertip. And for a moment, I felt the floor beneath my feet give way, pulling everything Jean, my heart, my work, my life down with it. I stood there paralyzed, staring at the puncture wound on my fingertip and unable to stop the movie playing in my minds eye, a movie of a future like Jeans”.

Click here for the full article from Dr Chen following a needlestick injury.

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