Safely Using Sharps: What to Do If You Are Accidently Stuck By a Used Needle or Other Sharp.
  • If you are accidently stuck by another person's used needle or other sharp:
    1. Wash the exposed area right away with water and soap or use a skin disinfectant (antiseptic) such as rubbing alcohol or hand sanitizer.
    2. Seek immediate medical attention by calling your physician or local hospital.

Follow these same instructions if you get blood or other bodily fluids in your eyes, nose, mouth, or on your skin.

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