In the past, the focus to prevent blood exposure has been on needlestick safety. Devices and practices have made a difference in this area-but blood exposure can still be a risk. After all, peripheral IV catheter insertion can often be a bloody procedure, and approximately 90% of hospitalized patients require IV therapy.2
Registered nurse, Cheryll Collins, shares how her life changed after being exposed to HIV infected blood during a peripheral IV catheter insertion. Watch the video to hear Cheryll in her own words tell how it has affected her work, her health and her family. Cheryll explains how she approaches IV insertion differently and what clinicians can do to better protect themselves from contaminated blood.
Edie, an Emergency/Trauma nurse, tells how her friend and co-worker was infected with HIV after being exposed to just a few drops of blood. She was a nurse for 25 years, adamant about using universal precautions, but with one split second decision, her career and life changed. Edie shares her story in a hope to prevent this from happening to other nurses.
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|*||Compared to an open system.|
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|†||Compared to a non-blood control IV catheter.|