The preceding article, written by Cathleen Alty, discussed the prevalence of percutaneous injuries in the dental setting. These accidents usually result because of haste or a distraction when handling syringes or other sharp instruments. Has it happened to you? If so, what was your reaction?
If you have been injured by a sharps, how did it happen? Was it during a dental procedure? While cleaning? Sharpening the instrument?
What was your reaction to the injury? How did you respond from a first aid perspective? Did you report the incident to your employer? Did he or she report the incident to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration?
Were you concerned about contracting a disease as a result from contaminated sharps? How did you cope with any stress that occurred as a result of the injury? Has the incident caused you to change the way you work?
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