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Hey I'm in nursing school...
Hey I'm in nursing school and a patients iv tubing splashed back in my face when hooking him back up to his fluids. I don't recall any blood in his iv line, and my preceptor laughed but I'm kind of worried. Is there a large chance I could contract anything without visible blood present in the line?
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HIV and AIDS Expert: Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist replied 2 years ago
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The patient should be checked for HIV>

If he is negative for HIV, then nothing to worry about.

From blood splash incident the risk of HIV transmission is very very low as no open wounds on your face.

Other infections also are at very low risk.

Do not worry.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I told my nurse and she told me not to worry so he wasn't checked. And it went into my eyes. I don't recall blood but if there was a miniscule amount of blood mixed in with the Nacl running would I be at great risk
HIV and AIDS Expert: Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist replied 2 years ago

Not at all --since no visible blood colored fluid this is not going to create any problem.

You are safe.

Best wishes,

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
in your opinion, I shouldn't need testing? I believe it was from the middle of the line because I unhooked the secondary line from the main line by mistake when it splashed back into my eyes. I just want an expert opinion to help ease my fears
HIV and AIDS Expert: Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist replied 2 years ago

No you do not need testing as there is practically no risk.

Best wishes

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