Needle Stick Injury

A needle stick injury happens when you are stuck by a needle that may have another person's blood on it. Diseases may be passed this way.

HOME CARE

  • Take medicine exactly as told by your doctor.

  • Keep all doctor visits as told.

  • Do not share personal items.

GET HELP RIGHT AWAY IF:

  • You have concerns about your injury, treatment, or follow-up.

  • The injury is red, puffy (swollen), or painful.

  • There is yellowish-white fluid (pus) coming from the injury.

MAKE SURE YOU:

  • Understand these instructions.

  • Will watch your condition.

  • Will get help right away if you are not doing well or get worse.