Do you have any advice for this student nurse?
“So, last week I did the unthinkable and attempted to resheath a used needle, resulting in a tiny prick to my finger. Please don’t tell me how stupid I was because, trust me, I am well aware and so embarrassed.
“I probably should have told the nurse I was with straight away but my first reaction was to hide how stupid I’d been and I just put the needle in the sharps bin and got on with the shift.
“Now I’m terrified that I’ve picked something up, but not scared enough to admit what I’ve done.
“Is there anywhere I can go to get tested where they won’t tell my placement? I’m worried it will affect my employment prospects there.”
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